I will trust in Thee.@Psalm 55:23

Mary J. Walker, in Psalms and Hymns for Public and Social Worship, 1855.

Angelcomb Ira D. Sankey, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Major Whittle gives an example of this hymn’s usefulness, out of many instances: “I was holding meetings in Belfast. At one of the after-meetings I noticed a man remaining behind when almost all the others had gone. I spoke to him and found that he was a merchant in the city. He was in much distress about his sins. I showed him Christ the Saviour, who died for sinners, and tried to get him to appropriate that Saviour to himself. I saw there was a great struggle going on in his soul, the powers for good and evil evidently striving for mastery. We went down on our knees and prayed. Then after a while he straightened himself up and gave vent to his feelings in this hymn, for he was a capital singer…

It was a song of victory over Satan, and a song of praise to Christ, through whom he had conquered. From that hour he has done splendid work for Christ among the worst of men.”

Sankey, pp. 171–72

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Ira D. Sankey (1840–1908)

Jesus, I will trust Thee, trust Thee with my soul;
Guilty, lost, and helpless, Thou canst make me whole.
There is none in Heaven or on earth like Thee:
Thou hast died for sinners—therefore Lord for me.

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In Thy love confiding I will seek Thy face,
Worship and adore Thee, for Thy wondrous grace.
Jesus, I will trust Thee, trust Thee with my soul;
Guilty, lost and helpless, Thou canst make me whole.

Jesus, I can trust Thee, trust Thy written Word,
Since Thy voice of mercy I have often heard,
When Thy Spirit teacheth, to my taste how sweet—
Only may I hearken, sitting at Thy feet.

Refrain

Jesus, I do trust Thee, trust Thee without doubt;
Whosoever cometh, Thou wilt not cast out,
Faithful is Thy promise, precious is Thy blood—
These my soul’s salvation, Thou my Savior God!

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