Scripture Verse

You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Psalm 145:16


Words: Tul­li­us C. O’Kane, in Glo­ri­ous Things in Sac­red Song (De­la­ware, Ohio: T. C. O’Kane, 1886), page 13.

Music: Kras­no­yarsk Tul­li­us C. O’Kane (🔊 pdf nwc).

Tullius C. O’Kane (1830–1912)


I have sought in world­ly plea­sure
Unalloyed de­light to find,
But in Christ I’ve found a trea­sure
Satisfying heart and mind.


Jesus sa­tis­fies my long­ings,
All I need, in Him I see;
Glory, glo­ry hal­le­lu­jah,
Christ is all the world to me.

He’s my joy and con­so­la­tion,
Elder bro­ther, tru­est friend:
He’s my rock, my full sal­va­tion,
And His love will ne­ver end.


Be the path­way bright or drea­ry,
Full of hope, or sha­dowed be,
Whether strong, or faint and wea­ry,
Christ is all the world to me.