Since I've learned to trust Him more

Once I thought I walked with Jesus

Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Tune: [Once I thought I walked with Jesus]
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1. Once I thought I walked with Jesus,
Yet such changeful feelings had,
Sometimes trusting, sometimes doubting,
Sometimes joyful, sometimes sad.

O the peace my Savior gives,
Peace I never knew before!
And my way has brighter grown
Since I learned to trust Him more.

2. But He called me closer to Him,
Bade my doubts and fears all cease,
And, when I had fully yielded,
Filled my soul with perfect peace. [Refrain]

3. Now I’m trusting every moment,
Nothing less can be enough;
And my Savior bears me gently
O’er the places once so rough. [Refrain]

4. Blessèd Savior, Thou dost keep me
By Thy power from day to day,
And my heart is full of gladness,
For Thou’lt keep me all the way. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5004

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

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First Line: Once I thought I walked with Jesus
Title: Since I've learned to trust Him more
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: O peace the Savior gives



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