Tis So Sweet To Trust And Obey

Scripture Refernces;

1Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God:  and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that isbegotten of him.2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.3For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.4For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.5Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 1John 5:1-5 KJV

1Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,2Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.3For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.4Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. Hebrews 12:1-4 KJV

34And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Mark 8:34-37 KJV

25At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.26Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.27All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew11:25-30 KJV

Yes, we are saved by grace alone, but it does please the Lord when His children obey Him. I also must add that it grieves Him when we disobey, and although Christians can never be separated from the Lord’s love or plucked out of His hand, we can be chastised if we stubbornly disobey Him. The word “obey” might  bring images to our minds that frighten or overwhelm us. It is true that obeying might mean doing something difficult or scary, but it often means doing pleasant things, too.  For instance sometimes in the Bible you will read words and phrases like “be of good cheer”, “be still”, “come unto me”, “rejoice”,  “delight yourself” or even simply “believe me”!  Let’s look at 1John 5:3 and Matthew 11:28-30 again in a different version:


1EVERYONE WHO believes (adheres to, trusts, and relies on the fact) that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah) is a born-again child of God; and everyone who loves the Father also loves the one born of Him (His offspring).2By this we come to know (recognize and understand) that we love the children of God: when we love God and obey His commands (orders, charges)–[when we keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and His teaching].3For the [true] love of God is this: that we do His commands [keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and teaching]. And these orders of His are not irksome (burdensome, oppressive, or grievous).4For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith.5Who is it that is victorious over [that conquers] the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on that fact]? 1John 5:1-5 Amplified Bible

28Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]29Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.30For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good-not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne. Matthew 11:28-30 Amplified Bible

Below are two hymns that illustrate this truth.

Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus by Louisa M. R. Stead

’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
And to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, “Thus says the Lord!”

Refrain

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!

O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
And in simple faith to plunge me
’Neath the healing, cleansing flood!

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

Trust And Obey by John H. Sammis

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Refrain

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

Refrain

Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.

Refrain

But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

Refrain

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet.
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Refrain

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11 Comments

  1. mariqia said,

    September 28, 2010 at 12:44 am

    I love those songs, it reminds me of my home church in the province.
    Do you have any idea where to find music pieces for hymns like those?
    Thanks

  2. bendedspoon said,

    September 28, 2010 at 12:45 am

    oh my God
    You are indeed listening to me!
    “be of good cheer”, “be still”, “come unto me”,
    “rejoice”, “delight yourself” or even simply “believe me”!
    How stubborn I can be
    that I keep on beating myself
    when there are so many good things to do.
    🙂

  3. September 28, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Rea,

    He is always listening and always loving you. 🙂

  4. September 28, 2010 at 12:54 am

    Mariqia,

    Do you mean sheet music like you see in the hymn book, or accompaniments that you can purchase? Let me know what you mean and I will look and see if I can find some links for you. There is a man who has a neat blog that is devoted to hymns. He commented once or twice on mine. He might be able to help you. I will be back in a minute.

  5. mariqia said,

    September 28, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Yes the sheet music like you see in the hymnals. I would appreciate it if you can share me the links.
    Thanks! ♥

  6. September 28, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Mariqia,

    Here is his link: http://wordwisehymns.com/

    • mariqia said,

      September 28, 2010 at 12:59 am

      Thank you! will check it out..

  7. September 28, 2010 at 1:11 am

    I have a collection of hymnals that have been given to me over the years, and my husband plays by ear, so I have never ordered sheet music before. I did type “sheet music hymns” in a search bar and saw many links. Here is one:
    http://www.applesaucekids.com/Music/MuHymns/Index.html

    I hope you find a good place to get some, maybe even for free. 🙂

  8. September 28, 2010 at 2:59 am

    What excitement He has stirred up over here! 🙂 gotta love it! I haven’t heard that beautiful song for too long , and my how it blessed me. Oh to trust Him and believe. this is so perfect for me today. Thank you Lord, for speaking Your heart to all of us through your beautiful messenger, Theresa! love you!

  9. September 28, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Love you, too, Deb, and you, too Rea.

    • bendedspoon said,

      September 28, 2010 at 3:32 am

      ‘Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
      To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.’

      I have to!
      Afterall I have my 2 guardian angels
      who are sooo dear to me
      and I love you!
      🙂


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