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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Franklin E. Belden (1858–1945)
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.