Sunday, August 31, 2014

HYMN: Trusting Jesus

Edgar P. Stites was not a famous preacher, and he wasn't considered to be one of the most popular hymn writers. He was an ordinary man (yes, ordinary, like most of us in this world) whom the Lord used throughout his lifetime. He was faithful in serving in his church for many years - serving because of his TRUST in the Lord. One of his hymns, Trusting Jesus, conveys the type of trust he had, and it continues to encourage Christians today to have that same kind of trust.

Just put your TRUST in Him, that is all. Sometimes its easy to say, but hard to do. Sometimes MY faith is small and I question "Why?" But, trusting in Him is what we NEED to do in order to accept that everything we go through in life happens for a reason. Trusting in Him helps bring us peace.

Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him... (NASB)

Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (NKJV)

The lyr­ics to Trusting Jesus first ap­peared as a po­em in a news­pa­per. The words were giv­en to Dwight L. Moo­dy, who then asked his ministry partner, Ira Sank­ey, to write the mu­sic for them. A beautiful hymn was the result...

Words by:  Edgar P. Stites
Music by:  Ira D. Sankey
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.


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