'Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus

This hymn is about the comfort found from trusting in Jesus. 

The lyrics were written by English-born, American-immigrant, hymn-writer and later missionary, Louisa Stead (1850-1917). The song was first published in Songs of Triumph in 1882.

With a meter of 87.87, is is almost-always set to the tune TRUST IN JESUS by William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921).

In recent years, a number of contemporary Christian artists have recorded and performed this hymn, including Amy Grant, Casting Crowns and Sealah.


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Contemporary band, professional recording:

Church choir, with organ and piano:

Men's chorale, unaccompanied, words on-screen, professional recording:

Singer with guitar - acoustic, professional recording:

Choir and congregation with piano:


1. 'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
And to take him at his word;
Just to rest upon his promise,
And 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!
O for grace to trust him more!

2. 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!

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.

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