Put thou thy trust in God

Representative Text

1 Put thou thy trust in God,
in duty's path go on;
walk in his strength with faith and hope,
so shall thy work be done.

2 Commit thy ways to him,
thy works into his hands,
and rest on his unchanging word,
who heaven and earth commands.

3 Though years on years roll on,
his covenant shall endure;
though clouds and darkness hide his path,
the promised grace is sure.

4 Give to the winds thy fears;
hope, and be undismayed:
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears;
God shall lift up thy head.

5 Through waves and clouds and storms
his power will clear thy way:
wait thou his time; the darkest night
shall end in brightest day.

6 Leave to his sovereign sway
to choose and to command;
so shalt thou, wondering, own his way,
how wise, how strong his hand.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #768a

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Paul Gerhardt (b. GraEenhainichen, Saxony, Germany, 1607; d. Lubben, Germany, 1676), famous author of Lutheran evangelical hymns, studied theology and hymnody at the University of Wittenberg and then was a tutor in Berlin, where he became friends with Johann Crüger. He served the Lutheran parish of Mittenwalde near Berlin (1651-1657) and the great St. Nicholas' Church in Berlin (1657-1666). Friederich William, the Calvinist elector, had issued an edict that forbade the various Protestant groups to fight each other. Although Gerhardt did not want strife between the churches, he refused to comply with the edict because he thought it opposed the Lutheran "Formula of Concord," which con­demned some Calvinist doctrines. Consequently, he was re… Go to person page >

Translator: John Wesley

John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #5701
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Ancient and Modern #768a

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Ancient and Modern #768b

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #634

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #270

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Common Praise #562

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #576

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #223

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #270

Hymns Old and New #429

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The Cyber Hymnal #5701

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Together in Song #555

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