Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Dan­i­el F. Lock­er­by, 1900.

Music: Fin­ger Lakes Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Adam Geibel
1855–1933

Lyrics

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

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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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