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.
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


I was praying and this sense song came into my spirit

if ever a time we need to trust God is now

Success Offor

Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria

Each time I sing or listen to this piece I remember that there's one in whom my boast is - Jesus Christ. Brethren let's acknowledge Him and it shall be well with us Amen

George Annan

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

Trusting him as the moments fly, trusting him as the days go by. Trusting him whatever be the fall; trusting in Jesus that is all!

Ama Fenny

Legon, Accra, Ghana

Jesus is all we have in these very difficult times. We will keep on trusting in his unfailing love. Psalm 37:40 says 'And the Lord shall help them; He shall deliver them from the wicked; And save them because they trust in Him. Amen


Austin, Texas, United States

Right the world is in a very uncertain and fearful time. I am reminded every day that we as believers must simply trust the Lord.

Laurel Martens

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Trusting Jesus is my friend. He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way.

Samson Olaosun

London, Lewisham, United Kingdom

If there is ever a time to trust Jesus this is the time when the system of the world are failing. Lord have mercy.


Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria

Believing and trusting God for His best for my life as I walk in His perfect Will...

Am simply trusting in Him...