Hymn History: Trust And Obey
In 1886, Daniel Towner, was leading the music during one of Moo dy's preaching campaigns in Massachusetts. During the service a young man stood up to give a testimony. "I am not quite sure -- but I am going to trust, and I am going to obey." Towner jotted down the words and sent them to his friend, John Sammis, who was a Presbyterian pastor. Sammis using the words of this short testimony wrote the hymn we know as "Trust and Obey."
As he wrote the hymn he considered the different areas of our life what we need to trust God about.
Verse one - our daily walk in life
Verse two - during the difficult times in life
Verse three - our total submission
Verse four - following God's call for our life
‘When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt nor a fear, not a sigh nor a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows and the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we'll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go -
Never fear, only trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there's no ther way
To be happy in Jesus,
But to trust and obey.
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