Faith that Holds

It is not unusual for old songs to come to mind while I am driving. Songs that helped shape my life and carry me along on the journey of faith. That is what happened this morning when I began humming a tune published around 1972 by Bill and Gloria Gaither.

In a time when it seems as if everything we know is being tested and changed, and we wonder if the foundations of society may crack, this is still a good song to remember.

My Faith Still Holds

I thought I had to see and feel
To prove that what I loved was really real,
But passion turned to ashes things I held to dust,
I found reality in simple trust.

I tried to find life’s mysteries
Just by the reason of my mind to see,
But void remained ‘tween me and where I longed to be
‘Til childlike faith there built a bridge for me.

And, oh, what joy to walk this way!
I follow nail-pierced footprints all the way;
And though the end of where I'm bound I may not see,
I choose to place my trust in Calvary.

Now years have passed since in my youth,
 I weathered storms of doubt in search of truth. 
Sweet Jesus calmed the tempest of my soul’s unrest, 
Praise God! The Calvary Road has stood the test.

My faith still holds on to the Christ of Calvary.
Oh blessed Rock of Ages cleft for me.
I gladly place my trust in things I cannot see.
My faith still holds on to the Christ of Calvary!

Words by Bill and Gloria Gaither, ©1972 Gaither Music Company (admin. by Gaither Copyright Mgmt). All rights reserved.

Listen Here  This is the original version. Many later renditions omit the fourth verse, but I love the fourth verse.

I Corinthians 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

Photo – The Gift of a Beautiful Day, Beth Mims


4 comments on “Faith that Holds”
  1. scribelady says:

    I think the times we are living in may have people looking for something which does not change, which holds and is stable and solid no matter what. As the lyrics express, God doesn’t change.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. gracespeaker says:

      A firm foundation.


  2. scribelady says:

    I forgot to add: Such a beautiful picture!

    Liked by 1 person

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