I can trust

I cannot see beyond today

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [I cannot see beyond today]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 I cannot see beyond today,
But I can trust
That He who guides me all the way
Is wise and just.
And He will let no tempest wild
O’erwhelm His child, o’erwhelm His child.

2 I cannot see the far-off land;
But over there,
Built by my Father’s loving hand
Are mansions fair;
And God will welcome when I come,
His child at home, His child at home.

3 I cannot know the realms of space
From star to star;
But this I know, God’s wondrous grace
Can reach as far;
And yet it cares for even me,
Where’er I be, where’er I be.

4 I may not know the reason why
Of simple things;
But o’er the greatest I can fly
On faith’s strong wings.
And live a life of trust and love
In God above, in God above.

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #205

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I cannot see beyond today
Title: I can trust
Author: William C. Poole
Copyright: Public Domain



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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #205

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #143

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Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #96

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