Scripture Verse

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


Ina D. Ogdon (1872–1964)

Words: Ina D. Og­don, in The Cen­tu­ry Gos­pel Songs, ed­it­ed by Pe­ter Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1901), num­ber 21.

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

Peter P. Bilhorn (1865–1936)


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.


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.


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.


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.