Author of the Lyrics
The author of the uplifting
words of the "Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" lyrics, Louisa M. R. Stead (Circa 1850-January 18, 1917),
was born in Dover, England and
achieved fame as a hymn writer and missionary.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus", William James Kirkpatrick (February 27, 1838-September 20, 1921),
was born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, United States and
became famous as a musician including the violin and cello and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Louisa M. R. Stead (Circa 1850
to January 18, 1917)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: William James Kirkpatrick (February 27, 1838 to
September 20, 1921)
Hymn Category: Funeral Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, And to take Him at His word"
First Publication Date:
Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus Lyrics
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!"
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!
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.