Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational
words of the "Trust and Obey" lyrics, John Henry Sammis (July 6, 1846-June 12, 1919),
was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States and
achieved fame as a Theologian, teacher and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Trust and Obey", Daniel Brink Towner (April 5, 1850-October 3, 1919),
was born in Towner Hill, Rome, Pennsylvania, United States and
became famous as a teacher, evangelist, composer and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Trust and Obey
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Henry Sammis (July 6, 1846
to June 12, 1919)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Daniel Brink Towner (April 5, 1850 to
October 3, 1919)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, What a glory He sheds on our way"
First Publication Date:
Trust and Obey Lyrics
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet.
Or we'll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.