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I know in whom I trust

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1 I know in Whom I trust
When guilt of sin oppresses,
When anguish and remorse
My burdened soul distresses;
I come before Thy throne,
O God, in Jesus' Name;
Thy mercy, love, and truth
Forever are the same.

2 I know in Whom I trust
When, troubled and dejected,
I lack the strength to go
The way of God selected'
To Jesus then I pray
With a repentant mind,
And strength of holiness
I through His Spirit find.

3 I know in Whom I trust
When worldly pomp and splendor
Would lure my heart away,
For He is my Defender.
I hear His warning voice,
I feel His loving hand;
Temptations and deceits
With Him I thus withstand.

4 I know in Whom I trust
When peace and joy forsake me,
When fain my heart would break,
And sorrows overtake me.
The suffering of my Lord,
His anguish, pain, and woe
Remind me of the way
We after Him must go.

5 I know in Whom I trust
When evening shadows lengthen,
When death stands at the door,--
For Christ is there to strengthen.
He died upon the cross
To conquer death and hell;
A Conqueror He rose,
And all with us is well.

6 I know in Whom I trust;
I praise Him and adore Him;
By works I show my faith;
My heart I lay before Him;
Not only crying, "Lord!"
I take Him as my Guide,
And thus in life and death
In Him alone abide.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #434

Author: Johan Olaf Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadfästad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >

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Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d60

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #434


The Hymnal and Order of Service #434

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d216

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