Scripture Verse

He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:3


Words: Ir­ene Young, in World-Wide Ho­san­nas, by Ad­am Gei­bel & R. Frank Leh­man (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ad­am Gei­bel Mu­sic, 1904), num­ber 99.

Music: Flo­rence W. Will­iams (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


There’s a song in my heart that my lips can­not tell,
And my soul is with hap­pi­ness filled,
Since the Sav­ior has come in my life to fore­tell
The sweet trea­sures in store for His child.


O would that the words might be giv­en to me,
To show you how sweet ’tis to dwell
With Je­sus, who gave to my life this dear song,
The song that my lips can­not tell.

O the peace and the joy of this song in my heart,
Fill my life with a bless­ed­ness new,
And I long for the wis­dom and pow­er to im­part
His great mes­sage—so won­drous­ly true.


Now my life would be drea­ry and bar­ren, in­eed,
Should this sweet­est of mu­sic be stilled,
For this song in my heart ev­er tells me how sweet
Is a life with such joy­ous­ness filled.