1 ’Tis so sweet just to know, as I with my Savior go,
If I heed every sacred command
That when sorrows betide I may in the refuge hide;
He upholds me secure with His hand.
’Tis so sweet just to know that my Father loves me so,
He will list to my heart’s faintest cry:
I will trust in His grace, for I see His smiling face,
’Tis so sweet just to know He is nigh.
2 ’Tis so sweet just to feel, as before Him low I kneel,
That He knows all my burdens and needs,
Counts each one of my tears, bids me cease from all my fears;
And His Spirit for me intercedes. [Refrain]
3 I’ll rejoice in the shame when I suffer for His name,
He will only permit what is best;
Holy angels are near those who walk in godly fear,
’Tis so sweet just to trust Him and rest. [Refrain]
4 Oh, how sweet it will be when my Savior I shall see,
In His presence to dwell evermore!
I will share in the loss and reproaches of His cross,
For the joy that is waiting before. [Refrain]
Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >
Display Title: 'Tis So SweetFirst Line: 'Tis so sweet just to know, as I with my Savior goTune Title: ['Tis so sweet, just to know, as I with my Savior go]Author: Clara M. BrooksMeter: 18.104.22.168 RScripture: Job 33:26Source: Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (159); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (266); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Tis_So_Sweet)