Scripture Verse

You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand. Psalm 16:1


Words: Har­ry D. Loes, 1915. This song was in­spired by a ser­mon preached at Moo­dy Church, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, by Paul Ra­der, and was first sung by the youth group there.

Music: Ok­mul­gee Har­ry D. Loes, 1915 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Harry D. Loes (1892–1965)


Friends all around me are try­ing to find
What the heart yearns for, by sin un­der­mined;
I have the sec­ret, I know where ’tis found:
Only true plea­sures in Je­sus abound.


All that I want is in Je­sus.
He sa­tis­fies, joy He sup­plies;
Life would be worth­less without Him;
All things in Je­sus I find.

Some car­ry bur­dens whose weight has for years
Crushed them with sor­row and blind­ed with tears.
Yet One stands rea­dy to help them just now,
If they will hum­bly in pe­ni­tence bow.


No oth­er name thrills the joy chords with­in,
And through none else is re­mis­sion of sin.
He knows the pain of the heart sore­ly tried.
Both need and want will by Him be sup­plied.


Jesus is all this poor world needs to­day.
Blindly they strive, for sin dark­ens their way.
O to draw back the grim cur­tains of night,
One glimpse of Je­sus and all will be bright!