Scripture Verse

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5–6


Words: Ab­ram C. Wis­ner, in Ce­les­ti­al Songs, ed­it­ed by B. B. Funk (Ath­ens, Mi­chi­gan: B. B. Funk, 1890), num­ber 32, alt.

Music: B. B. Funk (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Funk’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Wis­ner (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Lord, in Thee my hope and trust are stayed,
To the rock of Thy salvation cling;
To be wholly Thine I’ve often prayed,
And Thy praises are the songs I’ll sing.


I am trusting in the Lord,
And I know that He is nigh;
And by trusting we can only see
The blessèd land,
And gain a home on high.

Lord, in trusting Thee I’ll find relief
From the trials here I’m bound to bear;
Even in my sorrow and my grief,
Joy from Heaven by Thy grace I’ll share.


Sinful flesh may suffer, crave and pine,
Even groan beneath its earthly load;
Yet a joy in my Redeemer find,
In the end a safe and sure abode.


There my joys shall ever freely flow,
With the ransomed of Thy kingdom shine;
All because I worshipped Thee below,
A reward in Heaven I shall find.