'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

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'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
Hymn by William J. Kirkpatrick
Text by Louisa M. R. Stead
Published 1882 (1882)
Audio sample

"'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,
Just to know, "Thus says the Lord!"


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;
Just 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.


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.


"'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus"
Single by Amy Grant
from the album Our Hymns
Released 1989
Genre Contemporary Christian
Label Word
Songwriter(s) William J. Kirkpatrick, Louisa M. R. Stead
Producer(s) Brown Bannister

"'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" is a Christian hymn with music by William J. Kirkpatrick and lyrics by Louisa M. R. Stead.[1] The lyrics were written in 1882, they appeared in Stead's Songs of Triumph.

Back story[edit]

According to the story: It was a beautiful sunny day. Louisa M. Stead, her husband, and her daughter Lily, decided to go for a picnic, they went picnicking on Long Island Sound. While having their picnic, the Steads heard a scream, it was from a young boy. Mr. Stead ran to the rescue. Louisa Stead and young Lily watched helplessly as Mr. Stead and the boy drowned, their troubles were not over yet, however, and without her husband, Mrs. Stead became very poor and destitute.Yet God never left her, he provided for her always and she and her daughter made it through. Louisa learned to trust God, and thus the words to the song 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.' Shortly after this incident, Louisa and her daughter Lily moved to South Africa where they became missionaries.

The song is included in many hymnals and has been recorded by many artists.

Notable renditions[edit]

Amy Grant single[edit]

In 1989, Amy Grant recorded a more contemporary version of the song for a Word Records specialty album of various artists entitled Our Hymns. Word released Grant's recording as a single to Christian radio to promote the album, it was Grant's only radio single in between her highly successful Lead Me On and Heart in Motion albums. The song also marked the first time that Grant released a contemporary recording of a traditional hymn to radio, she went on to release several hymns to radio, leading up to the 2000s, when she would release two award-winning hymns albums with several radio singles from each. The song was later included on Grant's 2015 compilation album Be Still and Know... Hymns & Faith.


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