I Trust and Wait

I know not what a day may bring

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [I know not what a day may bring]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I know not what a day may bring
Of joy or pain to me;
But from the past my soul has learned
To trust, O Lord, in thee.

And so, whate’er my spirit fill,
I trust and wait thy sovereign will;
Believing this, that thou, my Friend,
Wilt guide me safely to the end.

2 I know not what a day may bring,
Or where my path may lead;
But ev’ry promise in thy word
My soul delights to plead. [Refrain]

3 I know not what a day may bring,
It matters naught to me;
Since like a child by faith I rest,
Confiding, Lord, in thee. [Refrain]

4 I know not if my waking eyes
Another day may see;
But angel wings will quickly bear
My raptured soul to thee. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #107

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: I know not what a day may bring
Title: I Trust and Wait
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And so, whatever my spirit fill
Notes: German translation: See "Ich weiss nicht was der tag mir bringt" by Hedwig van Redern
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #153

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Joyful Sound #107

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The Sacred Trio #273

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