Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Learning to Trust

It is not easy to tender
Splendor of fond dream to trust
How hard is true heart-surrender
Of this stubborn mortal dust

It is not easy to whisper
‘Not my will but thine, oh God’
When we know that He may answer
With love’s keen, chastening rod

It is not easy to utter
With pure, humble heart and soul
Words that jar our human nature
‘Lord, I give thee full control’

© Janet Martin


  1. That's one of my favorite Jim Reeves hymns. My dad has the old album and I memorized the songs as a young girl. Beautiful words to go with them, Janet.

    1. I own a few Cd's and cassettes but I'm so glad for YouTube to listen to one of my all time favorite singers gone too soon.


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