Scripture Verse

In Thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11


Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar (1808–1889). Pub­lished in Gos­pel Hymns No. 5, ed­it­ed by Ira San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; New York and Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: John Church and Big­low & Main, 1887), num­ber 37, alt.

Music: Tar­ra­go­na Ira D. San­key, 1887 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ira D. Sankey (1840–1908)


Songs of glad­ness, ne­ver sad­ness,
Sing the ran­somed ones of Heav’n;
Anthem swell­ing, ev­er tell­ing
Of the joy of souls for­giv’n.


Sweetest music ev­er swell­ing
Thro’ the courts of Hea­ven above;
Ever sing­ing, ev­er say­ing,
God is life, and God is love!

Ever sun­shine, ne­ver sha­dow,
Calm, mild, clear ce­les­ti­al day;
Ever sum­mer in its bright­ness,
Never win­ter or de­cay.


Ever gaz­ing, lov­ing, prais­ing,
With the an­gel hosts above;
One eter­nal hal­le­lu­jah,
One eter­nal song of love.


Never sigh­ing, ne­ver sin­ning;
No dis­trust, nor doubt, nor fears;
Thro’ the long un­end­ing ages,
Thro’ the long eter­nal years.