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Simply resting

There have been full many trials

Author: Annie S. Hawks
Tune: [There have been full many trials]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 There have been full many trials,
There are many yet to be;
In my path are slippery places
That my eyes can never see;
But I know the Lord, my keeper,
He will hide me from all ill;
And no danger can befall me
If I’m resting in His will.

So now I’m simply resting,
So now I’m simply resting;
And no danger can befall me
While I’m resting in His will.

2 It may be that clouds will gather
Till my skies are overcast;
And the days to come be darker
That the days already past;
But I know the Lord is o’er me,
And His face is shining still;
And no darkness can appall me
If I’m resting in His will. [Refrain]

3 Many joys of earth are fading,
Even now before my gaze;
I am reading oft and plainly
That His ways are not my ways;
But I know the Lord, my shepherd,
Leads through pastures green and still;
And He bids me walk beside Him,
For I’m resting in His will. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #68

Author: Annie S. Hawks

Hawks, Annie Sherwood. Mrs. Hawks was born in Hoosick, N. Y., May 28, 1835, and has resided for many years at Brooklyn. Her hymns were contributed to Bright Jewels, Pure Gold, Boyal Diadem, Brightest and Best, Temple Anthems, Tidal Wave, and other popular Sunday School hymnbooks. They include "I need Thee every hour" (written April, 1872), "Thine, most gracious Lord," "Why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou?" and others of the same type. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There have been full many trials
Title: Simply resting
Author: Annie S. Hawks
Refrain First Line: So now I'm simply resting