Scripture Verse

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)

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 have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Stead, would you send us an e-mail?

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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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