By faith in Christ I walk with GodAuthor: 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
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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|The Cyber Hymnal #501||By Faith in Christ I Walk with God||By faith in Christ I walk with God||ARIZONA||John Newton||LM||<cite>Olney Hymns</cite> (London: W. Oliver, 1779), number 4|