Scripture Verse

In Thy presence is fulness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.@Psalm 16:11

Introduction

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Ina D. Ogdon
(1872–1964)

Words: Ina D. Og­don, in The Cen­tu­ry Gos­pel Songs, ed­it­ed by Pe­ter Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1901).

Music: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Peter P. Bilhorn
(1865–1936)

Lyrics

If I could tell of Jesus
As I know Him,
My Redeemer who has
Brightened all my way,
If I could tell how precious
Is His presence
I am sure that you
Would make Him yours today.

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Could I tell it, could I tell it,
How the sunshine of
His presence lights my way,
I would tell it, I would tell it,
And I’m sure that you
Would make Him yours today.

If I could only tell you
How He loves you,
And if we could thro’
The lonely garden go;
If I could tell His
Dying pain and pardon,
You would worship at
His wounded feet, I know.

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If I could tell how sweet
Will be His welcome
In that home whose wondrous
Beauty ne’er was told,
And tell you how He waits
And longs to save you,
You would seek Him, and
Abide within His fold.

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But I can never tell Him
As I know Him,
Human tongue can never
Tell of love divine;
I only can entreat you
To accept Him;
Come and know the joy
And peace forever mine.

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