Trust and Obey is the song and the message. How do we apply it?

Trust and Obey words and music
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“Trust and Obey” is the song and the message we need to absorb and live out, but how do we do that? How do we apply it? How do we live out the words to the song “Trust and Obey?”

The song “Trust and Obey” was written in 1887 by
D.B. Towner, the first director of music at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

 “The blood (of Christ) alone makes us safe. The Word (of God) alone makes us sure. Obedience (to God) makes us happy.” – D.L. Moody

Here are the full words to the song, which has been an inspiration to so many over the years.


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.


“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.” – Ps. 84:11-12 – Here is Ps. 84, so you can get the context.

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  1. Yes! This theme is hitting home with me! For those who listen to DAB we just started Leviticus and it is all law…even Exodus, such particular detailed instructions for things that seem trivial and all with little or no explanation! I’ve been thinking about why,.. ” Why does Aaron’s clothing, even his undergarments, have to be a certain color and fabric? Why does God care about that.?” Well, if we can be taught obedience in small things, then it will become a habit, and we will learn to be obedient in ALL things. And as for the WHY? Not, necessary,Jill! Trust and obey. That’s what every loving parent wants from their child. If I’m with my grandkids and a car is barreling toward them, I don’t launch into a wordy explanation to assure their understanding. I say, ” Get out of the road! “And pray that they trust and obey. Thank you, God for being willing to parent and re-parent me. Help me to trust and obey in all things.

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