We've come this far by faithAuthor: Albert A. Goodson (1963)
Tune: [Don't be discouraged when trouble's in your life]
Published in 8 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI, Recording
|First Line:||We've come this far by faith|
|Title:||We've Come This Far by Faith|
|Author:||Albert A. Goodson (1963)|
|Refrain First Line:||We've come this far by faith|
|Copyright:||© 1965, ren.1993 Manna Music, Inc. (admin. ClearBox Rights); © 1965, 1993, Manna Music, Inc.; © 1965, 1995 Manna Music, Inc., admin. ClearBox Rights, LLC|
st. = 1 Sam. 7:12
In a manner similar to many of the Old Testament lament psalms, this text affirms God's saving power in the past; God's compassion and providential care for his people throughout history give us hope for the future. Thus the text becomes a marker or milestone on life's journey: "we've come this far by faith, leaning on the Lord" (1 Sam. 7:12, “Thus far has the Lord helped us”). With confidence in the Lord's help we can go forward and face "burdens . . . misery and strife."
Albert A. Goodson (b. Los Angeles, CA, 1933) wrote both text and tune in 1956 for the Radio Choir of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois, where he served as minister of music. The hymn was published as a gospel anthem by Manna Music III, 1963. Goodson received his education at the University of California in Los Ange1es and served Baptist churches in the Los Angeles area as well as the Fellowship Baptist Church in Chicago. As organist and pianist, he toured with Mahalia Jackson and has been a prominent figure in the development of African American gospel music.
After corporate confession of faith or personal profession of faith; Old/New Year services; at the beginning of a new season of worship and ministry.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|African American Heritage Hymnal #412||Don't be discouraged when trouble's in your life||We've Come This Far by Faith||[Don't be discouraged when trouble's in your life]||Albert A. Goodson||2 Corinthians 5:7||2001||Bible--Word of God | ; God | His Faithfulness|
|Chalice Hymnal #533||We've come this far by faith||We've Come This Far by Faith||FAITH||Albert A. Goodson||Irr.||1995||Life of Discipleship | Faith and Hope; God's Church | Life of Discipleship: Faith and Hope; Choruses and Refrains | ; Faith | ; Hope ||
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #656||We've come this far by faith||We've Come This Far by Faith||THIS FAR BY FAITH||Albert A. Goodson||Irregular||1 Samuel 7:12; 1 Chronicles 17:16; 2 Corinthians 5:7; 2 Timothy 4:7||2013||Faith | ; Faithfulness | ; Thanksgiving | ; The Word ||
|Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #548||Don't be discouraged when trouble's in your life||We've Come This Far by Faith||[Don't be discouraged when trouble's in your life]||Albert A. Goodson, b.1933||2 Corinthians 5:7||2012||Burdens | ; Encouragement | ; Faith | ; Faithfulness of God | ; Trust, Confidence | ; Word of God; Gospel ||
|Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #208||Don’t be discouraged when trouble’s in your life||We've Come This Far by Faith||[Don’t be discouraged when trouble’s in your life]||Albert A. Goodson||1993||Hymns and Songs | Assurance|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #341||Don't be discouraged with trouble in your life||We've Come This Far by Faith||WE'VE COME THIS FAR||Albert A. Goodson||Irregualr||1 Samuel 7:12||2013||Faith | ; Old age | ; Walk with God ||
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #567||We've come this far by faith||We've Come This Far by Faith||WE'VE COME THIS FAR||Albert A. Goodson||irregular||1987||Walk with God | ; Afflictions | ; Assurance | ; Pilgrimage & Conflct | ; Providence | ; Salvation ||