Author of the Lyrics
The author of the elevating
words of the "Walk by Faith" lyrics, Fanny Crosby (March 24, 1820-February 12, 1915),
was born in Brewster, Putnam County, New York, United States and
achieved fame as a Hymn writer. Frances Jane Crosby (Fanny) was the most prolific American hymnist, writing over 8000 hymns.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Walk by Faith", William James Kirkpatrick (February 27, 1838-September 20, 1921),
was born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, United States and
became famous as a musician including the violin and cello and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Walk by Faith
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Fanny Crosby (March 24, 1820
to February 12, 1915)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: William James Kirkpatrick (February 27, 1838 to
September 20, 1921)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "We walk by faith, and oh, how sweet The flow'rs that grow beneath our feet"
First Publication Date:
Walk by Faith Lyrics
We walk by faith, and oh, how sweet
The flow'rs that grow beneath our feet
And fragrance breathe along the way
That leads the soul to endless day.
We walk by faith, but not alone,
Our shepherd's tender voice we hear
And feel His hand within our own,
And know that He is always near.
We walk by faith; He wills it so
And marks the path that we should go.
And when, at times, our sky is dim,
He gently draws us close to Him.
We walk by faith divinely blest,
On Him we lean in Him we rest.
The more we trust our shepherd's care,
The more His love 'tis ours to share.
And thus by faith till life shall end
We'll walk with Him our dearest friend.
Till safe we tread the fields of light
Where faith is lost in perfect sight.