Scripture Verse

I love the Lord, for He heard my voice. Psalm 116:1


Words: Ma­ry A. Bing­ham, in Sav­ing Grace, ed­it­ed by Alon­zo Stone & Ad­am Gei­bel (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Stone & Bech­ter, 1898), num­ber 16.

Music: Dept­ford Charles Bent­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


I love the Lord my Sav­ior,
Because He hear­eth me,
Forever I will praise Him;
As long as life shall be.
Though sor­rows may sur­round me
And pains of death may come,
My Sav­ior, He is near me,
Why should I fear to roam?

And when I call He hear­eth,
He bless­eth ev­en now,
He holds and keeps and saves me,
When at His feet I bow.
Then will I ev­er praise Him,
For all His love to me,
Until in yon bright ci­ty,
I gain sweet li­ber­ty.

While liv­ing I will praise Him,
When dy­ing I will sing,
He lives to reign for­ev­er,
My Sav­ior and my king.
I love the Lord my Sav­ior,
Because He lov­eth me,
Forever shall I praise Him,
Thro’ all eter­ni­ty.