Sunday, September 06, 2015

Alford: We walk by faith, and not by sight

Sunday, September 6, 2015
    Commemoration of Allen Gardiner, founder of the South American Missionary Society, 1851
    Commemoration of Albert Schweitzer, Teacher, Physician, Missionary, 1965
    “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.”
    Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
    —Mark 9:23-24 (NIV)
We walk by faith, and not by sight;
    No gracious words we hear
From Him who spoke as never man,
    But we believe Him near.

We may not touch His hands and side,
    Nor follow where he trod;
But in His promise we rejoice,
    And cry, “My Lord and God.”

Help Thou, O Lord, our unbelief;
    And may our faith abound,
To call on Thee when Thou art near,
    And seek where Thou art found:

That when our life of faith is done,
    In realms of clearer light
We may behold Thee as Thou art,
    With full and endless sight.
    ... Henry Alford (1810-1871), [1835], The Poetical Works of Henry Alford, Dean of Canterbury, London: Strahan & Company, 1868, p. 300 (see the book)
    See also Mark 9:23-24; John 20:24-28; 2 Cor. 5:7; Eph. 1:17-18; Heb. 12:2
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, may I see You in Your glory.

CQOD    Blog    email    RSS
    search    script    mobile
sub    fb    twt    Jonah


Post a Comment

<< Home