The old hymn, Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus has been very special to me since we heard of Evie’s diagnosis back in July. My dear sister-in-law and a close family friend sang a beautiful a capella version at Evie’s graveside service yesterday morning. I remember closing my eyes and hearing their crystal clear voices, the cold wind blowing on my face; I was worshipping my Savior and feeling the sweetness of taking Him at His word. I am forever grateful to these two women for blessing me in that way on the saddest day of my life. I love you so much Lauren and Anna.
They also sang it later at the “after-party”. You can listen to it here.
- ’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just 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!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!
- Oh, 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.