"Not by Sight" is a song by Petra. It was written and composed by the band's keyboardist John Slick. The song was released in 1983 as part of the band's sixth album, Not of this World.


Words and music by John Slick

Sometimes we're runnin' along
Blind to where we're goin'
Sometimes we lose our bearings
When the storm is blowin'

We know this shadow land is only temporary
These light afflictions work a great eternal glory

We walk by faith, not by sight
Strengthened by His glorious might
Walk by faith, not by sight
Heading for that land of light
Walk by faith and not by sight

Sometimes we ain't so sure
He sees us when we're kneelin'
Sometimes we forget salvation ain't a feelin'
We know that Jesus died for our justification
We grow in His image by suffering tribulations

Hold fast your confidence
You've got an invitation
To meet Him in the air
at His revelation


Live versionEdit

"Not by Sight" was part of "The Rock Medley" featured in the 1986 live album Captured in Time and Space. It is the second song performed in the medley, after "Stand Up", and followed by "Judas' Kiss".

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