By faith in Christ I walk with God

By faith in Christ I walk with God

Author: John Newton
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1 By faith in Christ I walk with God,
With heav'n, my journey's end in view,
Supportde by his staff and rod,
My road is safe and pleasant too.

2 I travel through a desert wide,
Where many round me blindly stray;
But he vouchsafes to be my guide
And will not let me miss my way.

3 Though snares and dangers throng my path,
And earth and hell my course withstand;
I triumph over all be faith,
Guarded by his Almighty hand.

4 The wilderness affords no food,
But God for my support prepares;
Provides me ev'ry needful good,
And frees my soul from wants and cares.

5 With him sweet converse I maintain,
Great as he is, I dare be free;
I tell him all my grief and pain,
And he reveals his love to me.

6 Some cordial from his word he brings,
Where'er my feeble spirit faints,
At once my soul revives and sings,
And yields no more to sad complaints.

7 I pity all the worldling's talk
Of pleasure that will quickly end;
Be this my choice, O Lord to walk
With thee, my guide my guard, my friend.

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians, 1803

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: By faith in Christ I walk with God
Author: John Newton
Language: English

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By faith in Christ I walk with God. J. Newton. [Faith.] A second hymn on "Walking with God," Gen. v. 24 (the first being Cowper's "O for a closer walk with God"), given in the Olney Hymns, 1779, No. 4, in 7 stanzas of 6 lines. It is found in a few collections both in Great Britain and America, including the Westminster Abbey Hymn Book, 1883; the American Baptist Service of Song, 1871, &c.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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