If you but trust in God
if you do not hear the tune, click
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.
In patient trust await his leisure,
in cheerful hope, with heart content,
to take whatever 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.
Neumark, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten,
Forgepflanzter musikalischpoetischer Lustwald, 1657
tr. Catherine Winkworth (Sts. 1,3,4), Chorale Book for England, alt.,
Jaroslav Vajda (St. 2), Lutheran Book of Worship, 1978
Translation (st. 2) ©1978
Lutheran Book of Worship
musikalischpoetischer Lustwald, 1657
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