Simply trusting every day

Simply trusting every day;
Trusting through a stormy way;
Even when my faith is small,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.
  Trusting as the moments fly,
Trusting as the days go by,
Trusting Him, whate’er befall,
  Trusting Jesus, that is all.
Brightly doth His Spirit shine
Into this poor heart of mine;
While He leads I cannot fall,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.
Singing if my way be clear,
Praying if the path be drear;
If in danger, for Him call,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.
Trusting Him while life shall last,
Trusting Him till earth is past,
Till His gracious advent call,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.
Nene Mensah

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

I woke up from a sad dream with this song on my lips. I reflected on all the difficult situations in my life which are far beyond my control as I sang this hymn. Tears flowed as I yielded my desire to be in charge of my life to the Lord's authority. The words of the hymn are a powerful reminder that the Lord knows the end from the beginning, we're the ones in the passenger seat on a journey to an unknown destination. We must trust the Lord that no matter how bumpy the road is he will get us safely to the only destination worth being at. Trusting Jesus that is all 🙏🏾.

David Edet Duke

Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

GOD! What A Wonderful Thing To Trust JESUS CHRIST In All Our Moments.

The Lyrics Of This Song Is Highly Spiritual And It Calls For That Period Where All We Need To Do So As To Help Our Dear Country Nigeria 🇳🇬, Our Continent Africa 🌍 And The World 🗺 At Large Is "Simply Trusting GOD Everyday".

GOD Will Definitely Help Us As We Put Our Entire Trust On HIM Daily, AMEN.

Onovo-Agbo David

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

It's just four days to Christmas and exactly 128 days since the enemy of my soul came to hack off my life in a ghastly road accident. I got a major fracture on my right leg, the messenger of Satan to steal all I've worked for this passing year.

The mental torture of needing assistance to do even what should ordinarily be private to me, and the frustration of being confined to particular place for a long time leaves me wondering what the essence of living truly is.

In comes my unflinching faith in Jesus Christ. Trusting Him these dark 128 days has been the best decision of my entire life. Each time I am despondent and somehow draw closer to the gates of hell, I see his love come through the shadows and restore great peace in my heart. What a Saviour!

Trusting Jesus is everything! Hallelujah!

Folu Olaniyi-George

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

Trusting the Lord Jesus is the hope and strength of my life.

Mercy Eze

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Oh God help my unbelief. Grant me the grace to trust you complete in Jesus name, amen.

Ubini Favor Elo- Oghene

Gwagwalada Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria

This is makes I have a strong faith in God... This song helped me scale out during times things were though in school

Mavis A. Ayivi

Accra, Ghana

This hymn kept me alive when I was on campus.

The lyrics strenghtened me in faith.

Queen Esther Shobande

Dawenya, Ghana

I just woke up with this song from my dream and I decided to check the lyrics up online so that I can sing as the song weigh itself heavily on my heart.

In this trial times, Jesus is asking us to trust him and trusting in him is all we need now!

Oh Lord please help me to trust you in all situations.

Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

In the same year that “Hiding in Thee” was written, Moody was in Chicago, when a newspaper cutting where some verses had been printed was given to him. After reading the verses, he passed them to his friend Sankey, asking him to write a tune for the words. He did so, giving birth to a most popular and beloved hymn:

Simply trusting every day,

Trusting through a stormy way;

Even when my faith is small,

Trusting Jesus that is all.

Edgar Page Stites, The writer of this hymn was a prominent businessman in Cape May, New Jersey. He is the author of a number of hymns, including the old favorite, “Beulah Land. ” David J. Beattie, the author of “Stories and Sketches of Hymns and their Writers, ” said: “In the course of some correspondence about 20 years ago, Mr. Stites send me the following verse in his own handwriting taken from his popular hymn:

The Savior comes and walks with me,

And sweet communion here we have;

He gently leads me with His hand,

For this is heavens’s borderland.

He was seventy years old when he wrote this hymn, over 6 feet tall, and remarkable, too, was the fact that his eyes had never required glasses.

This hymn has a touching story behind it. A Christian worker visited a woman who was suffering from an incurable disease; even though her body was in great pain, her distress of mind seemed to be greater still. “Can’t you trust yourself in God’s hands? ” asked her friend. “No, ” was her reply, “I can’t leave myself there. ” After reading to her a portion of God’s word, the Christian friend sang the hymn, “simply trusting, ” and as he sang there appeared to come over the suffering-one a wonderful change. “Oh, ” she said, “I can trust Him this moment; is it like that? ” And together they sang:

“Trusting as the moments fly,

Trusting as the days go by;

Trusting Him whate’er befall,

Trusting Jesus, that is all. ”

The poor woman never lost her trust in Jesus, and when a few months later, she entered the land where there is no more pain, it was with the words on her lips:

“Trusting Jesus that is all. ”

Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, United States

I have been waking up with this hymn in my heart for the last week.

The 4th stanza, 3rd line originally says, "Till within the jasper wall,".

Edgar Page Stites was of English descent and was born at Cape May, New Jersey, where his ancestors had settled after coming over on the Mayflower. Edgar was converted to Christ at the age of 19 during the great revival of Philadelphia, often called the Awakening of 1857 and 1858. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Methodist Church of Cape May where he served for 60 years and became a local “lay pastor. ” As a home missionary, he also was involved in the starting of new churches in the South Jersey area and in the Dakota Territory.

After serving in the American civil war at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Stites became a riverboat pilot on the Delaware River.

In 1869, Stites, along with other Methodist ministers and laymen, founded the “Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association” to run a Methodist camp meeting south of Ocean Grove, New Jersey. By 1875, the camp was quite active. Popular hymn writers of the day would visit each summer: Ira D. Sankey, William H. Doane, William J. Kirkpatrick, John R. Sweeney, Eliza Edmunds Stites Hewitt (his cousin), Fanny Crosby, and others.

He also wrote the popular song "Beulah Land" about which Stites wrote: "It was in 1876 that I wrote ‘Beulah Land. ’ I could write only two verses and the chorus, when I was overcome and fell on my face. That was one Sunday. On the following Sunday I wrote the third and fourth verses, and again I was so influenced by emotion that I could only pray and weep. The first time it was sung was at the regular Monday morning meeting of Methodists in Philadelphia. Bishop McCabe sang it to the assembled ministers. Since then it is known wherever religious people congregate. I have never received a cent for my songs. Perhaps that is why they have had such a wide popularity. I could not do work for the Master and receive pay for it." - wikipedia & cyberhymnal