Why not teach your kids the stories behind the hymns you sing in church. Even if your church doesn’t sing hymns these stories provide kids with examples of how believers have taken painful situations in life and turned them into blessings of God.
Why not check out the website hymnstory.net today for the wonderful story behind the song “Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus.” Grab a cup of hot chocolate with your kids and sit back for an enlightening moment.
Learn about a woman named Louisa Stead who was born in England. She moved to America in 1871. Through an early tragedy she penned this wonderful hymn. Listen to how she blesses God and others despite a tough thing that happened in her life.
Check out the words of her song below…
(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.”
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.
(2) How I love to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood,
Just in simply faith to plunge me
‘Neath the healing, cleansing flood!
(3) Yes, I’ve learned to trust in Jesus,
And from sin and self to cease.
Now from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest and joy and peace.
(4) I’m so glad I learned to trust Him,
precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that He is with me,
He’ll be with me to the end.
Be sure to hear all about this wonderful tribute to God on hymnstory.net. Thanks to the authors of this website for this free story behind the hymn audio.
If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website. It is great for parents because it provides the Big Story of God’s wonderful plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.