Scripture Verse

Thou wilt show me the path of life: In Thy presence is fullness of joy; In Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11


Words: John P. Est­lin, in A Col­lect­ion of Hymns and Psalms for Pub­lic and Pri­vate Wor­ship, by An­drew Kip­pis et al. (Lon­don: 1795).

Music: Saw­ley James Walch, 1860 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Chelmsford, Aar­on Cha­pin, 1823 (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Est­lin or Walch (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Eternal source of life and light,
Supremely good and wise,
To Thee we bring our grateful vows;
Accept our sacrifice.

Our dark and erring minds illume
With truth’s celestial rays;
Inspire our hearts with heavenly love,
And tune our lips to praise.

Safely conduct us, by Thy truth,
Through life’s perplexing road;
And bring us, when our journey’s o’er,
Lord, to Thine abode.

For in Thy presence e’er abounds
Fullness of purest joy;
At Thy right hand unceasing flow
Pleasures without alloy.