540 days ago,
'Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus is a classic Christian Country Gospel hymn that's in the public domain. Performance and arrangement by Dwight Nathan Winnett. This is Christian music and a Christian song. The song ’Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus was written sometime between 1880-1882 by Louisa M. R. Stead. Louisa was born in 1850 in Dover, England. She came to live in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1871. She attended a camp meeting in Urbana, Ohio, and there she committed her life to serving as a missionary. Louisa married in 1875, and she and her husband had a little girl, Lily. When Lily was just 4 years old, her parents took her for a beach picnic at Long Island Sound in New York. While they were eating, a drowning boy cried for help. Mr. Stead ran into the water to save him, but as so often happens, the struggling boy pulled Mr. Stead under water with him. They both drowned, as Louisa and Lily watched. In the days that ensued, and from her grief and “why?” struggle with God, Louisa wrote these words that were later to become the SONG LYRICS for ’TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS: ’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!” Oh, how sweet to trust in Jesus, - - - (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! - - - 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. - - - (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! - - - 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. - - - (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!