Scripture Verse

Trust in the Lord, and do good. Psalm 37:3


John Wesley (1703–1791)

Words: Paul Ger­hardt, 1656 (Be­fiehl du deine Wege). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by John Wes­ley in Hymns and Spi­ri­tu­al Songs, 1739. The ver­sion be­low ap­peared ano­ny­mous­ly in the Mitre Hymn Book, 1836, num­ber 77.

Music: Don­cas­ter Sam­uel Wes­ley, in Psalms and Hymns for the Ser­vice of the Church, 1837 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Samuel Wesley (1766–1837)
National Portrait Gallery



Put thou thy trust in God,
In du­ty’s path go on;
Walk in His strength with faith and hope,
So shall thy work be done.

Commit thy ways to Him,
Thy works in­to His hands,
And rest on His un­chang­ing Word,
Who Heav’n and earth com­mands.

Though years on years roll on,
His covenant shall en­dure;
Though clouds and dark­ness hide His path,
The pro­mised grace is sure.

Give to the winds Thy fears;
Hope, and be un­dis­mayed;
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears;
God shall lift up thy head.

Through waves, and clouds, and storms,
His power will clear thy way;
Wait thou His time, the dark­est night
Shall end in bright­est day.

Leave to His so­ve­reign sway
To choose and to com­mand;
So shalt thou, won­der­ing, own His way,
How wise, how strong His hand.