Hymn of Trust

Shall the earth now brown and bare

Author: F. E. Pettingell
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Shall the earth now brown and bare
New-made robes of verdure wear?
And the blossoms hid from sight
Rise again to life and light?

Trust and wait; O wait and trust;
God hath said; He will, He must
Meet His promise,
Soon or late;
Wait and trust, O trust and wait.

2 Shall the stream, now chill and slow
Find its merry limpid flow?
Shall the cold and cheerless plain
Wave the ripen’d, golden grain? [Refrain]

3 Doth the grave, like winter’s cold
Surety of new life enfold,
Life perfected, life that will
Our increasing yearning fill? [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #136

Author: F. E. Pettingell

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Text Information

First Line: Shall the earth now brown and bare
Title: Hymn of Trust
Author: F. E. Pettingell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Trust and wait; O wait and trust
Copyright: Public Domain


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