Trust (Guiding Star)

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jim Lauderdale

A Hunter lyric written for Jim Lauderdale

In the morning of my wretchedness
The eve of my distress
My eyes upon the mountain
A thousand miles from rest
In the time of my oppression
With the dark at either hand
I will seek the voice of love
Do whatever it command

Chorus
I trust my guiding star to steer my footsteps in the night
By day I trust the sun above to make things clear and bright
I trust to human kindness when I got no other choice
And when it's time to speak, I trust that truth will guide my voice

I will look upon the mountain when
The sun sinks in the west
And walk this lonesome valley
With assurance in my breast
Like a teeming flight of sparrows
Come to rest on yonder tree
In the comfort of its branches
For a night's tranquillity

[chorus]

In the heaving of the earthquake
And the tidal wave of fear
I will look upon the mountain
Believing hope is near
In the time of my oppression
With the dark at either hand
I will seek the voice of love
Do whatever it command

[chorus]

And when it's time to sing, I trust that truth will guide my voice
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1999 Onward Through It All Jim Lauderdale


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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