Scripture Verse

I will behold Thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness. Psalm 17:15


Words: Frank­lin E. Bel­den, in De­vo­tion­al Songs (New York: Big­low & Main, 1903). Some hym­nals give the au­thor as A. N. O., Bel­den’s pseu­do­nym.

Music: John M. Har­ris, Spi­ri­tu­al Songs (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Chris­tian Wit­ness, cir­ca 1908), num­ber 1 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Franklin E. Belden
Courtesy of Ellen G. White Estate


If He, my Lord, is with me still
And I in Him abide,
If He but whisper to my heart,
Then I am satisfied.


Satisfied in Jesus, my Lord,
He knows my sorrows and care;
I’ll praise His name wherever I go,
And seek His blessing in prayer.

Thro’ pastures green, or shadows deep,
With Him my constant guide,
If step by step He leads me on,
Then I am satisfied.


And tho’ at times the things I ask,
In love are oft denied,
I know He gives me what is best,
And I am satisfied.


From Him my soul, in life or death,
No power shall e’er divide;
I read the promise in His Word,
And I am satisfied.