Recently, we sang this hymn, "Trust And Obey" at our church. I don't remember singing it before and I really liked it. (Anne Cruz, the organist at St. Simon's is probably shaking her head just now, but if I don't REMEMBER things, then they are brand new to me, right?)
I love to look up the history behind hymns and I think this is a good one.
In 1887, a young man new to the Christian faith stood to share his story. It soon became clear that he knew little of the Bible or of the Christian doctrine. In his closing remarks, he said something that really touched a chord with one of the audience and it was something along these lines..."I don't know the Bible that well and I am not quite sure...but I am going to trust and obey." The listener was Daniel Towner who wrote those words down and then gave them to John Sammis who wrote lyrics. Daniel Towner then developed the music to go with the lyrics. Of course, I have a video of the song for you! I really love this sung with an organ but I also like it with a guitar too!
I know I might come across as a know-it-all but of course, I hardly know anything and the things that I do know, I either forget or get them wrong...so maybe that is why this kind of song appeals to me...I am just going to trust and obey!
(This was just a very quick post, will be back again in full shortly. I trust that everyone is well and happy, will be talking with you all very soon!)
|Stained Glass Window-St. Simon's Church-There is a soccer ball in memorial to a young man who died, can you spot it?|