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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.