Hymn Challenge #7: Trust Him When Thy Wants are Many
Words Written by: Lucy Ann Bennett
b. January 8, 1850; d. March 10, 1927
Lucy Ann Bennett was born in Green Farm, Falfield, Gloucestershire, England. I could not find much about her other than in 1881, she was living with her brother in Holdenhurst, Hampshire, England. She did write a few hymns—one that you may be familiar with is "O Teach Me What It Meaneth."
Before we begin, you might want to read the lyrics to this beautiful hymn by clicking here. After reading it, I am sure you realize the words are incredible and so perfectly stated. We are each walking different paths but all of us need to trust Him in everything. I like to summarize this hymn like this:
- When you have many needs.
- When your friends are few.
- When you are tempted.
- When you are burdened.
- For His sufficient grace.
- For the answers.
- To enable you when you serve.
- For the blessings.
- When you doubt or you have little strength.
- With all of your cares and concerns.
- He is ever faithful.
- His will is best.
- He is where we find our rest.
Our precious pastor wrote this to my daughter the other day—"There are just so many times in life we find ourselves facing the fact that it is not in God's time to let us in on the big picture of His plan for us." So, He has chosen not to let us in on the big picture but we are to trust and wait and see what He has ahead. We are not to get discouraged or wallow in our sorrows or have a pity party, we are to fully trust Him!
So if you too are facing something that seems to have more "whys" than answers, trust Him! He does have the big picture, and we don't. And because of His love for you, you know whatever His plan is, it will be amazing. Will you put your complete trust in Him today?
Psalm 25:5 "Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long."
Psalm 62:8 "Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge."
Proverbs 19:21 "Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails."
I had a lot of trouble finding this hymn for you to listen other than the link noted above where you read the verses. I also could not find any sheet music. I am wondering if this will be a new hymn for a lot of you. Next study I guess I will have to find a more familiar hymn. :)
For my 6x6 page today, I used the Psalm 25:5 verse above. I also used the Blue Fern Studios Organic Vine chipboard. I painted it with gesso and then spritzed it with SEI Tumble Dye desert purple mist. I cut the chipboard into 3 pieces and used in various places on my layout. My layout really isn't the look I was going for, and my daughter says it makes her think of Ariel from Disney's Little Mermaid but it is what it is. LOL!
Papers: Memory Box Lavender, Crate Paper DIY Shop, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection
Embellishments: Blue Fern Studios organic vine chipboard (colored w/gesso & SEI Tumble Dye desert purple mist); Art Anthology mists—waimea bay, juicy, patience; Melissa Frances resin frame; May Arts twine; Prima Corine, Lucerne Fairy Belle, and Delightful Day flowers; flowers and leaves by Wild Orchid Crafts; Crafter's Workshop mini chevron template; Golden extra heavy gel medium; sewing machine
Remember to use Keyword HSCRC13 when posting your creations in any online galleries. Also, please leave a link to your creation here using Inlinkz! To see all of the information regarding this challenge and the previous studies, please see this post here. Have a blessed week ahead!