‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

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

Chorus: Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him! How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er; Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

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

3. 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.

4. 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.

This hymn was written by Louisa M. R. Stead in 1879 after the tragic drowning of her husband.

Louisa, her husband, and their four year old daughter, Lily, decided one day to enjoy a sunny day at a beach in Long Island Sound, New York.

While they were eating lunch on the beach, they heard cries for help and saw a boy in the water, drowning.

Mr. Stead ran into the water; and as often happens with a drowning person, the struggling boy pulled Mr. Stead who was trying to rescue him, under the water and they both drowned.

Louisa and Lily witnessed this horrifying event.

Out of her grief, her asking “why?” she wrote Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word; Just to rest upon His promise; just to know, ‘Thus saith the Lord.’

(to read more about this story and other hymn stories, check out Kenneth W. Osbeck’s books, 101 Hymn Stories and 101 More Hymn Stories).

Hebrews 6: 17 – 19 tells us So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, 18so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. 19We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 20where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever

God is the anchor of our soul, our steadfast hope no matter what storm is tossing our soul.

2 Corinthians 1: 3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

His Word revives, heals, teaches and instructs us:

Fall deeper in love with Jesus, take Him at His Word.

2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,Just to take Him at His Word;

Just to rest upon His promise,And to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”

 Let us therefore strive to enter that rest,…Hebrews 4:11

Published by pianobeth7

I'm a mom. Our family lived overseas for 11 1/2 years. The mission field was rich with healing and deepening faith in Christ. I enjoy piano playing, cooking, writing, reading, doing projects. I've been married to my husband since 1990. I have a bachelor degree in social work and a masters in counseling, non-licensure. I've taught creative writing, English, and New Testament at the international school my kids attended while living overseas.

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