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Anyone who has been around church any length of time is likely familiar with an old hymn written by Louisa M. R. Stead around the turn of the 20th century. Here are all 4 verses and the chorus, and they’re worth reading:
1. Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His word;
Just to rest upon His promise;
Just to know, Thus saith the Lord.
Chorus: 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.
2. O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
Just in simple faith to plunge me,
’Neath the healing, cleansing flood.
3. 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.
4. 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.
The one word that resounds throughout this song is “trust.” The author continually reminded us that there’s something incredibly sweet about trusting in Jesus in every area of life. Our trust in Him brings life, rest, joy and peace.
Maybe the supply of rest, joy and peace have been running low in your life? What’s the remedy? Renew your trust in the One who cares for you. Have confidence in His promises for your life! It is sweet to trust in Jesus!