Scripture Verse

In the multitude of my thoughts within me, Thy comforts delight my soul. Psalm 94:19


Words: Ano­ny­mous, in The Mo­ther’s Nur­se­ry Songs, ed­it­ed by Tho­mas Hast­ings (New York: John P. Ha­ven, 1835), page 70. Lew­is Hart­sough ex­pand­ed the text for re­pub­li­ca­tion in lat­er hym­nals.

Music: Tim­na Lo­well Ma­son, Car­mi­na Sac­ra (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1841), page 231 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


O Je­sus, de­light of my soul,
My Sav­ior, my shep­herd di­vine!
I yield to Thy bless­èd con­trol,
My bo­dy and spir­it are Thine.

Thy love I can ne­ver de­serve,
That bids me be hap­py in Thee;
My God and my king I will serve,
Whose fa­vor is Hea­ven to me.

How can I Thy good­ness re­pay,
By na­ture so weak and de­filed?
Myself I have giv­en away,
O call me Thine own lit­tle child.

And art Thou my Fa­ther above?
Will Je­sus abide in my heart?
O bind me so fast with Thy love,
That I ne­ver from Thee de­part.