'TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS

edit2-purewspokjan07-1With 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 Jesusthat 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.

Deep-Roots-Cover-CD-BabyMy love for these songs is not simply the fondness you might feel for childhood memories. These songs are true, and relevant to our lives as followers of Jesus today. Right now.

Listen to Scott reading this blog post (and the song) here:

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4 Responses to 'TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS

  1. Bob Sprague says:

    It’s funny. I’m not the right age to know any of these songs, but I love Deep Roots. Thanks for introducing guys like me to some great music that I wouldn’t have found otherwise.

  2. Brody Jackson says:

    That’s one of my favorites. My musical taste is probably fixed at about 1972, but after I met the Lord in 86 I went to a church that sang hymns. I always loved this one.

  3. Teresa Lewis says:

    Brilliant!

  4. Penny says:

    I don’t know how this song originally sounds, but I love love love your recording. Such a blessing and encouragement!

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