Scripture Verse

Thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Psalm 73:23–24


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 202.

Music: Car­ter E. Grace Up­de­graff, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


In doubt and temp­ta­tion
I rest, Lord, in Thee;
My hand is in Thy hand,
Thou car­est for me;
My soul with Thy coun­sel
Through life Thou wilt guide,
And af­ter­ward make me
In glo­ry abide.


My God, I will ex­tol Thee
And ev­er bless Thy name;
Each day will I give thanks to Thee
And all Thy praise pro­claim.

In glo­ry Thou only
My portion shall be,
On earth for none oth­er
I long for but Thee;
My flesh and heart fal­ter,
But God is my stay,
The strength of my spir­it,
My por­tion for aye.


All they that for­sake Thee
Must per­ish and die,
But near to my Sav­ior
Most bless­èd am I;
I make Thee my re­fuge,
My Lord and my God;
Thy grace and Thy glo­ry
I pub­lish abroad.


The Incredulity of St. Thomas
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)