Simply trusting every day
Simply trusting every day. Edgar Page Stites* (1836-1921).
Stites wrote the words at some time before 1876, when they appeared in a newspaper. The newspaper has never been identified. Ira D. Sankey* relates that a cutting from the paper containing the words was given to Dwight L. Moody*, who ‘asked me to write a tune for them’ (Sankey, 1906, p. 291). Words and music were published in Gospel Hymns No. 2 (1876), edited by Sankey and Philip P. Bliss*. It became closely associated with many revival campaigns, and is found in books such as the various editions of Alexander's Hymns (as in No 3, 1915), where it began:
Simply trusting ev’ry day,Trusting through a stormy way;Even when my faith is...
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