Friday, April 6


It never ceases to amaze me how God speaks to us even in silence, through impressions on our minds that we wouldn't necessarily recognize as God speaking until later. Tonight, God knew just what I needed. I recently saw a hymn in the hymnal that I really liked the words to, and so I decided to learn it. Learn it I did, and tonight I felt compelled to look at it again, and it was just what I needed to read.

If you but trust in God to guide you
And place your confidence in Him,

You'll find Him always there beside you,
To give you hope and strength within.
For those who trust God's changeless love
Build on the rock that will not move.

What gain is there in futile weeping,
In helpless anger and distress?
If you are in His care and keeping,
In sorrow will He love you less?

For He who took for you a cross
Will bring you safe through every loss.

In patient trust await His leisure
In cheerful hope, with heart content
To take whate'er your Father's pleasure
And all discerning love have sent;
Doubt not your inmost wants are known
To Him who chose you for His own.

Sing, pray, and keep His ways unswerving,
Offer your service faithfully,
And trust His word; though undeserving,
You'll find His promise true to be.
God never will forsake in need
The soul that trusts in Him indeed.

"Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall." Psalm 55:22


Thomson said...

Thanks for the hymn, it is a lister =)

CJK said...

Lister: Plow with a double moldboard.
OR Joseph Lister: English surgeon and inventor of aseptic technique.

I'm curious to which one you were referring to thomson.... :)

And kristin, this is a beautiful hymn (at least the words are). I want to hear you sing it now!

Paul said...

I like the idea of posting hymns. this is a good one to remember during final exams.

Caitlin said...

mmm... this one is so rich!
The words strike through to the depths of my heart and reaffirms my trust in Gods guiding.
and Kelsy likes it because it is minor ;)