Scripture Verse

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5–6

Introduction

portrait
Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

Words: Ira D. San­key, in the Chris­tian En­dea­vor Ed­i­tion of Gos­pel Hymns No. 6 (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Unit­ed So­ci­e­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1891), num­ber 232. Some hym­nals show the lyr­i­cist as Ri­an A. Dykes, one of San­key’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: La­ban Lo­well Ma­son, 1830 (🔊 pdf nwc).

portrait
Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

Lyrics

O Christian youth, arise,
And gird thee for the fight;
Put on the shining shield of faith,
Trust God, and do the right.

Be strong, thro’ grace divine,
Walk ever in the light;
Repose no confidence in self,
Trust God, and do the right.

Fear not, for One is near
To show His power and might;
In all thy conflicts with the foe,
Trust God, and do the right.

Press onward in His name,
And in His word delight;
Stand firm for Christ and for His Church,
Trust God, and do the right.