Sunday, May 12, 2013

SUNDAY SELECTIONS

piano

THIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS

this so sweet to trust in Jesus

just to take him at his word

just to rest upon is promise

just to know thus saith the Lord

Jesus Jesus how I trust him

how I’ve proved him o’rer & o’rer

Jesus Jesus precious Jesus

o for grace to trust him more

Author: Louisa  M.R.Stead ©1850-1917

Composer-William J. Kirkpatrick 1838-1921

It was a beautiful sunny day.when Louisa M. Stead, her husband, and her daughter Lily, decided to go for a picnic. on Long Island Sound. While having their picnic, they heard a scream.  from a young boy. Mr. Stead ran to the rescue. Louisa  and her daughter watched helplessly as Mr. Stead and the boy drowned. without her husband, Mrs. Stead became very poor and destitute.Yet God never left her. He provided for her always she.  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.

 

1 comment:

Sew Blessed Maw said...

Thank you for sharing that heart warming story.. I have sung that song many times at church, but never knew that..
Isn't it wonderful that God takes care of us, and it is so sweet to trust in Jesus.