Scripture Verse

I will trust in Thee.@Psalm 55:23

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

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

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Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

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

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.

Refrain

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,
Ttrust Thee without doubt;
Whosoever cometh,
Thou wilt not cast out,

Faithful is Thy promise,
Pprecious is Thy blood—
These my soul’s salvation,
Thou my Savior God!

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