Scripture Verse

My soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in His salvation. Psalm 35:9


Words: Tho­ro Har­ris, 1917. Ap­peared in The Sheet Mu­sic of Hea­ven, se­cond ed­ition, by Clay­ton F. Der­stine (Scott­dale, Penn­syl­van­ia: Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing House, 1926), num­ber 56.

Music: Ce­ará, adapt­ed from Tho­ro Har­ris, 1917, by Ri­chard W. Ad­ams, 2024 (pub­lic do­main) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Thoro Harris (1874–1955)


Who can cheer the heart like Je­sus,
By His pre­sence all di­vine?
True and ten­der, pure and pre­cious,
O how blest to call Him mine!


All that thrills my soul is Je­sus;
He is more than life to me;
And the fair­est of ten thou­sand,
In my bless­èd Lord I see.

Love of Christ so free­ly giv­en,
Grace of God be­yond de­gree.
Mercy high­er than the hea­ven,
Deeper than the deep­est sea.


What a won­der­ful re­demp­tion!
Never can a mor­tal know
How my sin, though red like crim­son,
Can be whit­er than the snow.


Every need His hand sup­ply­ing,
Every good in Him I see;
On His strength di­vine re­ly­ing,
He is all in all to me.


By the crys­tal flow­ing ri­ver
With the ran­somed I will sing,
And for­ev­er and for­ev­er
Praise and glo­ri­fy the King.