1 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.
2 But we never can prove
the delights of his love
until all on the altar we lay;
for the favor he shows,
and the joy he bestows
are for them who will trust and obey. [Refrain]
3 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. [Refrain]
The refrain provides the text's theme: trust and obey the Lord (Prov. 16:20). The three stanzas develop this theme: we show our trust by walking with God in accord with his Word and with total commitment to his will for our lives.
Psalter Hymnal Handbook
The theme of this song centers on happiness, joy and delight, found in the Christian life when God’s children walk consistently with the Lord. Similarly, Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 32, Question and Answer 86 professes that as God’s children do good works, i.e. grateful and obedient living, they will be “assured of [their] faith by its fruits.”-->