I can not see why trials come, And sorrows follow thick and fast; I can not fathom His designs, Nor why my pleasures can not last, Nor why my hopes so soon are dust, But, I can trust. When darkest clouds my sky o'er hang, And sadness seems to fill the land, I calmly trust His promise sweet, And cling to his ne'er failing hand, And, in life's darkest hour, I'll just Look up and trust. I know my life with Him is safe, And all things still must work for good To those who love and serve our God, And lean on Him as children should, Though hopes decay and turn to dust, I still will trust.
- by Daniel Webster Davis (1862 - 1913) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947), "I Can Trust", 2008 [low voice or medium voice and piano] [ sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2009-03-06
Line count: 18
Word count: 118