Scripture Verse

In Thy presence is fullness of joy. Psalm 16:11


Arthur W. McKee (1891–1953)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, 1915.

Music: Ar­thur W. Mc­Kee (🔊 pdf nwc).

Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)


Only Thy pre­sence, O Sav­ior di­vine,
Only Thy Spir­it to wit­ness with mine;
Only Thine im­age of love on my breast,
Seal of for­giv­eness, as­sur­ance of rest.


What tho’ the bil­lows like mount­ains may swell;
All will be well; yes, all will be well;
Under Thy sha­dow in peace I shall dwell;
All, all will be well.

Only Thy pre­sence to lead me aright,
Out of the dark­ness and in­to the light;
Only a whis­per to tell Thou art near,
Only Thy sun­shine to ban­ish my fear.


Only Thy pre­sence when tri­als I bear,
Lifting so gent­ly my burd­en of care;
Only Thy pre­sence to show me the way,
Home to the man­sions of in­fi­nite day.


Only Thy pre­sence when wild is the gale,
Only Thy pre­sence when rent is my sail;
Only Thy pres­ence my ves­sel to guide
Into the har­bor and ov­er the tide.