Scripture Verse

In You our fathers put their trust; they trusted and You delivered them. Psalm 22:4–5

Introduction

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Louisa M. R. Stead (1850–1917)

Words: Lou­isa M. R. Stead, in Songs of Tri­umph, 1882. Stead is said to have writ­ten these words af­ter wit­ness­ing her hus­band drown.

Music: Fall Ri­ver Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, 1882 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Stead,

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William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)

Lyrics

’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!

Refrain

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!

Refrain

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.

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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.

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