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

Daniel F. Lockerby, 1900.

Finger Lakes Adam Geibel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Adam Geibel (1855-1933)

Ah! what is happiness complete?
Ah! tell me, if you know;
I’d seek that wonderful retreat
And to its altar go.

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Oh, this is happiness complete:
To fall at Jesus’ feet,
And at the blood-stained mercy seat
The loving Christ to meet.

Yes, this is happiness complete
In Jesus Christ to rest;
He is the wonderful retreat
Where you are saved and blest.

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Here is the altar where you may
In sweet contentment bow;
Where every sorrow flies away,
Come, and accept it now.

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I hear the invitation sweet;
Ah! Christ, I come to Thee,
Where happiness is mine complete
To all eternity.

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