You probably know the song titled “Trust and Obey”. It’s one of my favorites, because – according to my perception – it expresses what God wants me to do: to trust and to obey Him.
I found the story behind this song on Share and Faith and after corroborating various sources, I confirmed it is 126 year old at the time I’m writing this post.
Trust and Obey: Simple words a powerful message
Video published by Best Loved Hymns.
Trust and Obey Lyrics Background
Dwight L. Moody was a young man who stood to speak following an evangelistic crusade in Brockton, Massachusetts in 1887. To finish his statement, he said:
I’m not quite sure—but I’m going to trust, and I’m going to obey.”
Daniel Towner, who was in the meeting, jotted down the words, and gave them to John Sammis, who developed the lyrics from them. – Courtesey of Cyberhymnal.
Trust and Obey Lyrics
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet.
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
If you are interested, here is the French version of the song, and feel free to comment this post below.