48. 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 means for healing,
When humbled in the dust,
Was of the Lord’s revealing—
It is 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 is not Try, but Trust! [Refrain]

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
Language: English
Publication Date: 1891
Tune Information
Name: [Not saved are we by trying]
Composer: Geo. C. Stebbins



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