Advent Hymnals

097. NOT TRY, BUT TRUST

Christ in Song,

1.
Not saved are we by trying,
From self can come no aid;
'Tis on the blood relying,
Once for our ransom paid;
'Tis looking unto Jesus,
The holy One and just;
'Tis His great work that saves us,
It is not Try, but Trust.

Chorus:  It is not Try, but Trust,
It is not Try, but Trust; 
'Tis His great work that saves us;
It is not Try, but Trust.

2.
'Twas vain for Israel bitten
By serpents on their way,
To look to their own doing,
That awful plague to stay;
The remedy and healing,
When humbled in the dust,
Was of the Lord's revealing,
It is not Try, but Trust.  [Chorus]

3.
No deeds of ours are needed
To make Christ's merit more;
No frames of mind, or feelings,
Can add to His great store;
'Tis simply to receive Him,
The holy One and just,
'Tis only to believe Him,
It is not Try, but Trust.  [Chorus]



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Title Not Try, But Trust
Key A♭ Major
Titles It is not Try, but Trust;
First Line Not saved are we by trying
Author E. G. Taylor, D. D.
Year 1908
Composer Geo. C. Stebbins
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Tune Not saved are we by trying
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Invitation and Repentance; Christ: Trusting; Living His Life: Trusting
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