‘Trust and Obey’

This is another Sunday school favorite that never fails to move me, here played by the students at Fountainview Academy–Trust and Obey. John Sammis wrote it in 1887. He was attending a Dwight Moody crusade in Massachusetts when a young man in the audience, unable to grasp some of the nuances of the sermon, said he would at least “trust and obey.” We still sing his comment 130 years later.

Bonus Hymn, ‘Trust and Obey’

Tradition has it that John Sammis was inspired to write this hymn, in 1887, by something he heard at one of Dwight L. Moody’s revival meetings. Someone raised his hand and said (I paraphrase), “I’m not sure about what some of this means, but I will trust and obey.”

If this hymn doesn’t move you, I don’t know what will.

Thank you, Erlene, for suggesting it.