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Jesus, I will trust Thee

Jesus, I will trust Thee. Mary Jane Walker* (1816-1878). First published in the 1864 edition of her husband Edward Walker’s Psalms and Hymns for Public and Social Worship, originally dated 1855, with an Appendix in 1864. It became widely known after Ira D. Sankey* wrote a tune for it and used it in his evangelistic campaigns before printing it in Sacred Songs and Solos. It became a feature of evangelistic meetings: Sankey (1906, p. 130) recounts an episode at a Belfast meeting led by Daniel Webster Whittle*.  Although published in a Church of England book, it shows the influence of Walker’s upbringing (see Brethren hymnody, British*): Jesus, I will trust Thee, trust Thee with my...

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