With the Deep Roots project, I wanted to select and record hymns that speak to me, personally. I wanted songs that were full of good theology and had a timeless quality.
It really didn’t matter to me when a song was composed. Some of the hymns in this collection date back hundreds of years, while a couple are quite recent. And like all art, they reflect the language and poetry and sensibilities of the time from which they come.
There was a moment in the studio while I was singing “Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus” that the weight of that lyric struck me with such force that I had to stop singing and regain my composure.
It doesn’t really matter that these words were written over 130 years ago.
Listen to Scott reading this blog post (and the song) here: