In You our fathers put their trust; they trusted and You delivered them.@Psalm 22:4–5
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Louisa M. R. Stead (1850–1917)

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

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

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William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)

’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!

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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!

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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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