Scripture Verse

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spi­ri­tu­al Songs 1706, Book 1, num­ber 120. Faith of things un­seen.

Music: St. Ag­nes John B. Dykes, in Hym­nal for Use in the Eng­lish Church, by John Grey, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Isaac Watts (1674–1748)


Faith is the bright­est evi­dence
Of things be­yond our sight,
Breaks through the clouds of flesh and sense,
And dwells in heav’n­ly light.

It sets times past in pre­sent view,
Brings dist­ant pros­pects home,
Of things a thou­sand years ago,
Or thou­sand years to come.

By faith we know the world were made
By God’s al­migh­ty Word;
Abra’m, to un­known coun­tries led,
By faith ob­eyed the Lord.

He sought a ci­ty fair and high,
Built by th’eter­nal hands,
And faith as­sures us, though we die,
That heav’n­ly build­ing stands.