Crer e Observar

Author: John Henry Sammis

John H. Sammis was born in Brooklyn. He moved to Logansport, Indiana when ye was 22, where he was converted to Christianity. He was active in the Y.M.C.A., serving as secretary for the Terre Haute Association and later becoming State Secretary. After this, he studied at Lane and McCormack seminaries and was ordained in the Presbyterian church at Glidden, Iowa. He also pastored churches in Indianapolis, Grand Haven, MI, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minn. In 1909 he became associated with the Los Angeles Bible Institute. He wrote more that 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Translator: Solomon L. Ginsburg

Born in Poland in 1867, Ginsburg was a Baptist pastor and missionary to Brazil for thirty-five years. He wrote A Wandering Jew in Brazil: An Autobiography Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Em Jesus confiar, suas leis observar
Title: Crer e Observar
English Title: When We Walk with the Lord (Trust and Obey)
Translator: Solomon L. Ginsburg (1913)
Author: John Henry Sammis (1887)
Language: Portuguese
Refrain First Line: Crer e observar tudo quanto ordenar
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1991.



One of the sturdiest of the some two thousand tunes Daniel Brink Towner (b. Rome, PA, 1850; d. Longwood, MO, 1919) composed, TRUST AND OBEY is also among the most popular. It is cast in the verse-refrain form typical of gospel hymns. Sing in harmony throughout. Though the use of a fermata in the re…

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