97. Not Try, But Trust

1 Not saved are we by trying,
From self can come no aid;
'Tis on the blood relying,
Once for our ransom paid;
'Tis looking unto Jesus,
The holy One and just;
'Tis His great work that saves us,
It is not Try, but Trust.

Chorus: It is not Try, but Trust,
It is not Try, but Trust;
'Tis His great work that saves us;
It is not Try, but Trust.

2 'Twas vain for Israel bitten
By serpents on their way,
To look to their own doing,
That awful plague to stay;
The remedy and healing,
When humbled in the dust,
Was of the Lord's revealing,
It is not Try, but Trust. [Chorus]

3 No deeds of ours are needed
To make Christ's merit more;
No frames of mind, or feelings,
Can add to His great store;
'Tis simply to receive Him,
The holy One and just,
'Tis only to believe Him,
It is not Try, but Trust. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: Not saved are we by trying
Title: Not Try, But Trust
Author: E. G. Taylor, D. D.
Refrain First Line: It is not Try, but trust
Publication Date: 1908
Topic: Invitation and Repentance; Christ: Trusting; Living His Life: Trusting
Tune Information
Name: [Not saved are we by trying]
Composer: Geo. C. Stebbins
Key: A♭ Major



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