‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus: an Overcomer’s Confession

‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus is a fitting hymn to close out our week of looking into the Kingdom Time Frame which is one of the 5 Kingdom Principles for Overcoming Suffering.

The lyrics were written by Louisa M. R. Stead in 1882 as a response to the grief she was feeling over the death of her husband.  Mr. Stead had rushed to rescue a drowning child, but he and the boy both perished that day while Louisa and her daughter Lily watched in horror.

Louisa and Lily went on to become missionaries to both South Africa and Rhodesia, carrying the message that Christians are Overcomers. Listen to ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus on the cyberhymnal or enjoy this lovely version by CityPrayz with my music friend Toni Groshek.

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’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
Just 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.



Categories Chapel Worship/News | Tags: | Posted on September 6, 2013

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