Scripture Verse

My joy…is fulfilled. John 3:29


Words: M. F. No­ble, in Spi­rit and Life, by David Dortch & Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (Day­ton, Ohio: Chris­tian Pub­lish­ing As­so­cia­tion, 1893).

Music: Eman­ci­pa­tion Oak Da­vid E. Dortch, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know No­ble’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

David E. Dortch


I will sing all day of the Sav­ior’s love,
That once brought Him down from His home above;
All my sins He par­doned and set me free;
Soon He’ll take me home with Him­self to be.


Oh, the joy I feel, as I hum­bly kneel,
At the Sav­ior’s feet, in com­mun­ion sweet!
He has cleansed my soul from its guilt and sin;
Glory be to God! there is peace with­in.

Oh, the day will come when we all shall stand,
At the throne of God as a blood-washed band;
What a bliss ’twill be our dear Lord to see,
And to sing His praise thro’ eter­ni­ty.


Will you come, dear friend? Give the Lord your heart,
Ere His Spi­rit grieved from your soul de­part;
There are crowns in glo­ry await­ing those
Who in Christ the Sav­ior their trust re­pose.