Scripture Verse

Both riches and honor come of Thee, and Thou reignest over all; and in Thine hand is power and might; and in Thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. 1 Chronicles 29:12


J. Lincoln Hall

Words: Sa­la­thi­el C. Kirk, in Songs of Love Di­vine, ed­it­ed by C. Aus­tin Miles, C. Har­old Low­den & Alf­red Jud­son (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1906), num­ber 87.

Music: La Ri­o­ja J. Lin­coln Hall, 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as Alf­red Jud­son, one of Hall’s pseu­do­nyms.

Salathiel C. Kirk


In land or store I may be poor;
My place unknown, my name obscure;
Of this I have the witness sure;
O bless the Lord, I’ve Jesus!


What tho’ the world its gifts deny,
I’ve riches more than gold can buy—
The key to treasures in the sky!
O bless the Lord, I’ve Jesus!

On life’s rough sea how frail my bark!
But in the storm and densest dark
I have a safe and trusted Ark;
O bless the Lord, ’tis Jesus!


When shadows deep around me fall,
And gloom and fear my soul enthrall,
There is an arm beneath them all;
O bless the Lord, ’tis Jesus!


Soon will this fleeting life be o’er:
O then, upon the other shore
I’ll be with Him forevermore,
Forevermore with Jesus.