Faith is the brightest evidence of things beyond our sight;
It pierces through the veil of sense and dwells in heavenly 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 worlds were made by God's almighty Word;
Abram 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, tho' we die, that heav'nly building stands.
--Isaac Watts 1674-1748