Scripture Verse

I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto Thee, O Lord, will I sing. Psalm 101:1


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Good as Gold, ed­it­ed by How­ard Doane & Ro­bert Low­ry (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1880), num­ber 72. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Mrs. Ell­en Doug­lass, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Dur­ban W. How­ard Doane, 1880 (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


We’ve been sing­ing, we’ve been sing­ing,
In our Sab­bath home to­day,
How our Sav­ior like a shep­herd
Leads us in the hea­ven­ly way.


O ’tis sweet to fol­low Je­sus,
Sweet His lit­tle ones to be;
He is call­ing us so gent­ly,
Children, give your hearts to Me.

We’ve been sing­ing of His goodn­ess,
How He loves us all the while;
When we try our best to please Him,
He re­wards us with His smile.


We’ve been sing­ing of His mer­cy
That will save us, ev­ery one,
If we come to God the Fa­ther
Thro’ our Sav­ior, Christ the Son.


Now our hap­py song is ov­er,
Once again we meet to part;
But we pray that God will bless us,
And abide in ev­ery heart.