Scripture Verse

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Psalm 40:3


Words & Mu­sic: Lu­ther B. Bridg­ers, in The Re­vi­val No. 6, by Charles D. Till­man (At­lan­ta, Geor­gia: 1910), num­ber 21, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc). Bridg­ers wrote this song af­ter a fire killed his wife and three sons.

Luther B. Bridgers (1884–1948)


There’s with­in my heart a me­lo­dy
Jesus whis­pers sweet and low,
Fear not, I am with thee; peace, be still,
In life’s con­stant ebb and flow.


Jesus, Je­sus, Je­sus, sweet­est name I know,
Fills my ev­ery long­ing, keeps me sing­ing as I go.

All my life was wrecked by sin and strife,
Discord filled my heart with pain,
Jesus swept across the brok­en strings,
Stirred the slum­ber­ing chords again.


Feasting on the rich­es of His grace,
Resting ’neath His shel­ter­ing wing,
Always look­ing on His smil­ing face,
That is why I shout and sing.


Though some­times He leads through wa­ters deep,
Trials fall across the way,
Though some­times the path seems rough and steep,
See His foot­prints all the way.


Soon He’s com­ing back to wel­come me,
Far be­yond the star­ry sky;
I shall wing my flight to worlds un­known,
I shall reign with Him on high.