As part of our "Year of Free Music," you can download our cover of the hymns Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus/Jesus, Name above All Names right now. Click on the Store section and download it for FREE all during the month of May. 

Story behind the songs:

According to
"Louisa M.R. Stead (1850-1917) felt the call to the mission field at an early age. That dream was hindered due to her frail health. At age 25 she married and a year later gave birth to a beautiful baby girl; Lily. Several years after Lily's birth, Stead's young husband suddenly died while trying to save a drowning child. In response to her grief, Stead penned the words to Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.

"Years later, Stead would remarry. She would also realize her dream to be a missionary. Her daughter Lily would continue that dream by also entering the mission field. Stead's life was a testimony to the faithfulness of God.

"The words of Stead's poem were put to music by famed musician William J. Kirkpatrick, and subsequently published in several hymnals. The tragedy that prompted the lyrics of Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus has resulted in bringing comfort to many souls, for close to 130 years."
According to
Naida Hearn (1931-2001) was a New Zealand housewife doing ordinary household chores one day in 1974––but her thoughts were on Jesus rather than laundry.  She had made a list of the Biblical names of Jesus, and placed the list on the windowsill of her washhouse where she could see it as she worked.  
As she worked, the words to this song began to come to her mind––and then a tune.  Finding herself singing a line, she interrupted her chores to play a few notes on the piano and to transcribe the words and music onto paper.  Then, of course, duty called her back to more prosaic chores. 
But by the end of the day, she felt that she had created something important––and she had, indeed.