Scripture Verse

Trust in God; trust also in Me. John 14:1


Edgar P. Stites

Words: Ed­gar P. Stites, 1876. The lyr­ics first ap­peared as a po­em in a news­pa­per. They were giv­en to Ira San­key’s part­ner Dwight Moody, who asked San­key to write mu­sic for them.

Music: Pinellas Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ira D. Sankey

About two years ago, writes a min­is­ter, “I vis­it­ed a wo­man who was suf­fer­ing from an in­cur­a­ble dis­ease; but great as was her ag­o­ny of bo­dy, her dis­tress of mind was great­er still. One day she said: ‘The fu­ture is so dark, I dare not look for­ward at all.’

“To my question, ‘Can’t you trust your­self in God’s hands?’ She re­plied: ‘No, I can’t leave my­self there.’

I re­peated the hymn, Sim­ply trust­ing ev­ery day, and es­pe­cial­ly dwelt on the re­frain, Trust­ing as the mo­ments fly, trust­ing as the days go by. Ah, she said, I can trust him this mo­ment; is it like that?

I then sang the hymn to her, and the change that came over her was won­der­ful. She ne­ver lost this trust, and she had the page in her hymn book turned down, that she might have the hymn read to her. Af­ter ma­ny months of in­tense suf­fer­ing she passed away, sim­ply trust­ing, to the land where there shall be no more pain.

Sankey, p. 291


Simply trusting every day,
Trusting through a stormy way;
Even when my faith is small,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.


Trusting as the moments fly,
Trusting as the days go by;
Trusting Him whate’er befall,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.

Brightly does His Spirit shine
Into this poor heart of mine;
While He leads I cannot fall;
Trusting Jesus, that is all.


Singing if my way is clear,
Praying if the path be drear;
If in danger for Him call;
Trusting Jesus, that is all.


Trusting Him while life shall last,
Trusting Him till earth be past;
Till within the jasper wall,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.