Christ My Song - 1201
Lord, I put my trust in thee
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Lord, I put my trust in thee.
"In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust,
let me never be put to confusion." (Psalm 71,1)
1. Lord, I put my trust in thee,
never let me know confusion;
many dangers round I see,
guard my soul from all delusion:
thou hast brought me from the track
down to death eternal leading;
Satan fain would bring me back,
O prevent him from succeeding.
2. Satan, eager to devour,
wanders like a roaring lion,
glad to get within its power
any of the sons of Zion:
many souls the foe has found,
and by stratagem destroyed them;
many snares he spreads abroad,
Saviour, teach me to avoid them.
3. O my God, my soul would cleave
only to thy word of promise;
'tis by this thy people live,
nor can Satan wrest it from us:
"I will never leave my own,"
word of sov'reign consolation!
This shall be my stay alone,
this my trust in all temptation.
4. Armed with this, I face the foe,
and defy his opposition;
'tis the Lord will bring me through,
'spite of hostile coalition:
now let earth and hell combine,
calm I view their preparation,
since the strength of God is mine,
since the Lord is my salvation.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 169.