Jun 7

New Song: “By Faith”

2011 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Songs

One way in which we are commanded to let the word of Christ dwell in us richly is by singing (Colossians 3:16). We mean to do that as a church as we gather each Sunday to worship the risen Christ. In fact, so much is singing a part of what Christians do when we gather that worship is often, even if unthoughtfully, used synonymously with singing. Worship, of course, means very much more than singing, but in as much as we do sing the Word together and in our hearts to God, we are indeed worshiping.

At DSC we mean to sing songs that impress on our hearts the truth of God and the gospel, and express well right affections for the God of the gospel. DSC’s Music Ministry is a great help in leading us in this important element of our life together. Songs help shape the way we think about God, ourselves, and our life in between the comings of Christ. Music has a way of embedding words, and thus ideas, into our very soul. Reflecting on the songs we sing and singing those songs in our hearts during the week adds to our adoration of God and helps us to anticipate Sunday morning.

So, every now and then we will post to the blog lyrics of a new song, and, when a one is available, a video to help you grow into a new tune.

On Sunday, Drew introduced to us a new song by modern hymn writers, Keith and Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend. “By Faith” is a meditation on the themes of the book of Hebrews, and on our glorious identity as those who do live by faith in the glorious promises of God.

Above is a video of this song from their album, Awake the Dawn, and below are the words. Enjoy!

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

We will stand…

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

We will stand…

Words and Music by Keith & Kristyn Getty
& Stuart Townend