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It is better to trust to the Lord

It is better to trust to the Lord

Author: William F. Sherwin
Tune: [It is better to trust in the Lord]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 It is better to trust in the Lord,
Than to lean on the wavering arm
Of the kings and the princes of earth;
God alone is a refuge from harm.

Trust the Lord, O trust in the Lord;
Low at his feet let us fall!
Trust the Lord, O trust in the Lord,
For he is the King over all.

2 It is better to trust in the Lord,
For the word of his promise is sure;
Tho' the way may be rugged and dark,
There are bright crowns for those who endure. [Refrain]

3 It is better to trust in the Lord,
Resting firm in his infinite love;
And with gladness to serve him below,
Till we enter his kingdom above. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #101

Author: William F. Sherwin

Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: It is better to trust to the Lord
Author: William F. Sherwin
Refrain First Line: Trust the Lord, O trust in the Lord
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Calvary Songs #100

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Song Worship for Sunday Schools #137

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The Christian Sunday School Hymnal #101

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