Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus


Words: Louisa Snead
Music: William Kirkpatrick
Key: E major
Time Sig: 4/4
Tempo: 86 | ballad
Meter: with refrain
CCLI #: 5252381
Verse: John 14:1

There are hymns whose messages of hope resonate through the ages, and one such beloved hymn is ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus. The story behind this beautiful hymn is one of tragedy and triumph, illustrating God’s unchanging love amid life’s storms.

The author of this hymn was Louisa M.R. Stead, born in England in 1850. As a young girl, she desired to become a missionary but faced challenges due to her frail health. A tragic loss inspired the timeless hymn when Louisa experienced the terrible loss of her husband who drowned while trying to save a young boy on Brighton Beach.

In despair, Louisa turned to her Savior Jesus Christ for comfort and solace. She composed the lyrics for ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus as an expression of faith and reliance on God’s promises during times of grief. The words came together with music by William J. Kirkpatrick, a Methodist Gospel hymn writer.

The impact of this cherished hymn goes beyond popularity; it serves as an enduring testament of unshakable faith that touches hearts within churches across cultural barriers.. As you sing or listen to ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus today, may you find strength and comfort knowing your Savior loves you deeply and will carry you through every storm life brings your way.

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