11131. 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.

Refrain:
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 only way for healing,
When humbled in the dust,
Was of the Lord’s revealing,
It was not Try, but Trust. [Refrain]

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 was not Try, but Trust. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Not saved are we by trying
Title: Not Try, But Trust
Author: Edward G. Taylor, 1830-1887
Refrain First Line: It is not Try, but Trust
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Not saved are we by trying]
Composer: George C. Stebbins
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Gospel Hymns No. 6 by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan, and George C. Stebbins: Cincinnati/New York/Chicago: John Church/Biglow & Main, 1891)
Copyright: Public Domain



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