Hymn Study: By Faith

We sang this song in church the other day, and it brought back good strong memories for me of a women's conference I went to where the Getty's were the musical directors.  I was introduced to this song and just loved it.   Sung by a full congregation it sounds great as praise directed to the living Lord God eh?

Thought I'd share it with you.

This song speaks to of my favourite verse: 1 Peter 2:9-10
 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 
Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

How God calls us his own.   

Then we need to walk in that calling don't we?   Today.. be encouraged to do so.  :)


By faith, we see the hand of God
In the light of creation's grand design;
In the lives of those who prove His faithfulness,
Who walk by faith and not by sight.

By faith, our fathers roamed the earth
With the power of His promise in their hearts
Of a holy city built by God's own hand -
A place where peace and justice reign.

We will stand as children of the promise,
We will fix our eyes on Him, our soul's reward.
Till the race is finished and the work is done,
We'll walk by faith and not by sight.

By faith, the prophets saw a day
When the longed-for Messiah would appear
With the power to break the chains of sin and death,
And rise triumphant from the grave.

By faith, the church was called to go
In the power of the Spirit to the lost
To deliver captives and to preach good news,
In every corner of the earth.

By faith, this mountain shall be moved
And the power of the gospel shall prevail,
For we know in Christ all things are possible
For all who call upon His name.
 Stuart Townend , Keith Getty & Kristyn Getty Copyright © 2009 Getty Music Publishing

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  1. Nice one. By Faith - sometimes so hard to do but as song touches me so well, this one does a good job of helping me be a bit stronger.

    1. oh good, it does the same for me. :)


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