Author of the Lyrics
The author of the sincere
words of the "Walk by Faith not by Sight" lyrics, Henry Alford (October 7, 1810-January 12, 1871),
was born in Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England and
achieved fame as a scholar, Dean of Canterbury Cathedral and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Walk by Faith not by Sight", Alexander Robert Reinagle (August 21, 1799-April 6, 1877),
was born in Brighton, England and
became famous as a musical composer, Church organist and director of music.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Walk by Faith not by Sight
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Henry Alford (October 7, 1810
to January 12, 1871)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Alexander Robert Reinagle (August 21, 1799 to
April 6, 1877)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "We walk by faith, and not by sight; No gracious words we hear"
First Publication Date:
Walk by Faith not by Sight Lyrics
We walk by faith, and not by sight;
No gracious words we hear
From Him who spake as man ne'er spake;
But we believe Him near.
We may not touch His hands and side,
Nor follow where He trod;
But in His promise we rejoice,
And cry, "My Lord and God!"
Help then, O Lord, our unbelief;
And may our faith abound,
To call on Thee when Thou art near,
And seek where Thou art found.
That, when our life of faith is done,
In realms of clearer light
We may behold Thee as Thou art,
With full and endless sight.