'Tis So Sweet

We sang this song two Sundays ago. I've always liked it, but lately it has become one of my favorite hymns. This seems to be the theme of my life right now. How grateful I am that God provides songs to encourage and strengthen us along the journey. I had a hard time finding a good version on iTunes...out of the options, Matt Brouwer's is my favorite...

’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
And to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, “Thus says the Lord!”


Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!

O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
And in simple faith to plunge me
’Neath the healing, cleansing flood!


Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.


I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.


Words: Lou­i­sa M. R. Stead, in Songs of Tri­umph, 1882. These words are said to have written been after Stead witnessed her husband drown. Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (MI­DI, score).

+Lyrics copied from CyberHymnal.

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