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Not Try, But Trust

Not saved are we by trying

Author: Edward G. Taylor
Tune: [Not saved are we by trying]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Not saved are we by trying,
From self can come no aid;
'Tis on the blood relying,
Once for our ransom paid;
'Tis looking unto Jesus,
The holy One and just;
'Tis His great work that saves us,
It is not Try, but Trust.

Chorus: It is not Try, but Trust,
It is not Try, but Trust;
'Tis His great work that saves us;
It is not Try, but Trust.

2 'Twas vain for Israel bitten
By serpents on their way,
To look to their own doing,
That awful plague to stay;
The remedy and healing,
When humbled in the dust,
Was of the Lord's revealing,
It is not Try, but Trust. [Chorus]

3 No deeds of ours are needed
To make Christ's merit more;
No frames of mind, or feelings,
Can add to His great store;
'Tis simply to receive Him,
The holy One and just,
'Tis only to believe Him,
It is not Try, but Trust. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #97

Author: Edward G. Taylor

Taylor, Edward G. (Fox Chase, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 25, 1830--April 10, 1887, Buffalo, New York). University of Lewisburgh, 1854; Rochester Theological Seminary, 1856. Pastorates at Terre Haute, Indiana, 1857-1860; Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860-1864; Chicago, Illinois, 1864-1870; New Orleans, Louisiana, 1870-1875; Providence, Rhode Island, 1875-1881; New York, 1881-1882; Newark, New Jersey, ?; Buffalo, N.Y., 1885-1887. Taylor was the author of a large number of hymns for use in Sunday schools. In the Service of Song for Social Meetings (1881) is one of his hymns that begins "Deal kindly with my master," with music by George W. Stebbins. Stebbins also composed music for Taylor's "Not saved are we by trying." For most of his hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Not saved are we by trying
Title: Not Try, But Trust
Author: Edward G. Taylor
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It is not try but trust
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11131
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The Cyber Hymnal #11131

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