“‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” – Monday Musical Musings


While I’m at work, I listen to music. Sometimes I pull out my IPod, but most of the time I listen to the stations I’ve created on Pandora. I have stations that include Lawrence Welk, Disney Songs, and Eagles radio. Now some of these I don’t listen to at work, but when I’m at home (with the grandkids).


IMAG1492But I have more stations like Gaither music, Heritage Singers, Hillsong Music, and Worship and Praise radio. Depending on my mood, I listen to the style of music that soothes my soul.


I do have a few Christmas stations as well, but if you know me at all you already knew that.


I heard an arrangement of ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” a couple of weeks ago. It was updated, but not to the point that it was overwhelmed by the music. And I loved it! I also found that he has an entire album of hymns that are just beautiful with their accompaniment. Way to go Jadon (you’ll understand as you keep reading)!


Yes, music that is catchy is good, but when the lyrics to a hymn (or any song) touch a heart, that’s when a song is at its best.


I believe these are questions we can ask ourselves as we sing this hymn. Do I believe God’s Word? Do I believe His promises? Do I love to trust Jesus instead of myself? Have you accepted Jesus’ life and rest and joy and peace? Do you know that Jesus is with you? Do you trust Jesus?


If you can’t answer these questions with a “yes,” what is stopping you from trusting Jesus completely?


Today as you begin your day, why not take a moment to give Jesus just a little more of your heart in this area? Little by little, we give more and more of ourselves to Jesus, and as time passes, we realize that we’ve done it. We’ve learned to trust Jesus completely. Maybe that’s what you need to do today.


Take a look at the lyrics below and then click on the link to listen to this hymn. I pray that you’ll be touched by it as I was.


“‘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 saith the Lord.

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

How I love to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood.
Just in simple faith to plunge me
‘Neath the healing cleansing flood!


Yes, I’ve learned to trust in Jesus,
And from sin and self to cease,
Now from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest and joy and peace.


I’m so glad I learned to trust Him,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend,
And I know that He is with me,
He’ll be with me to the end[i]



Click here to listen to Jadon Lavik’s version of this hymn.


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



[i] “‘Tis So Sweet,” Words by Louis M. R. Stead, Music by William Kirkpatrick, Public Domain, 1882.

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