I miss the old hymns that I remember from my childhood - there were no drums, no electric guitar and no mind numbing beat. It was just voices and maybe a piano or an organ. The choir led the congregation in singing - and the words of these hymns are poetic. I realize that there is a need for the modern "seeker oriented" worship music - but it is also necessary to have deeper songs (no offense intended to anyone who prefers the newer church songs).
I decided to have an "Old Fashion Sunday Hymn Sing" once a month on this blog.
I personally do NOT have a great singing voice - I used to play the guitar & piano but my voice is NOT an instrument. That's the great thing about this digital hymn sing, you can warble along without being embarrassed or without offending anyone else.
The hymns that we will be studying are taken from an old hymnal from a Baptist church that is no longer in existence - "The North American Hymnal" published in 1956 by "THE ROGER WILLIAMS PRESS"
Today's featured hymn is "'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" written by Louisa M.R. Stead (19th Century) composed by William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921). The author of our feature hymn today went through some difficult times in her life. She always felt called to become a missionary but due to health issues she wasn't able to fulfill that dream until later in life. She was married at the age of 25 and then had a daughter but only a few years after her daughter was born - her husband died suddenly. It was after she lost her husband that she wrote this hymn.
I have included 2 YouTube videos of this wonderful song - the first one is very unique - please take the time to listen & enjoy!
Turn with me to number 389 in your hymnals and let's sing:
Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesuswritten by Louisa M.R. Stead (19th century) composed by William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)
1. Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, Just to take Him at His word; Just to rest upon His promise, Just to know, "Thus saith the Lord"
2. O how sweet to trust in Jesus, Just to trust His cleansing blood; Just in simple faith to ;lunge 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.
ChorusJesus, 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!
A special thanks to "Terceiro Anjo" for sharing this with us!
A special thanks to "#AmyGrant" for sharing this on YouTube
Other Hymns on this blog:
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Savior Like A Shepherd Lead Us
What A Wonderful Savior!
All the Way My Savior Leads Me
Take Time To Be Holy
Be Still My Soul
Just As I Am, Without One Plea
Revive Us Again
Oh Beautiful For Spacious Skies
We Plow the Fields & Scatter
Have Thine Own Way Lord!