Scripture Verse

You will not leave my soul in hell; neither will You permit Your Holy One to see corruption. Psalm 16:10

Introduction

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 28.

Music: Mait­land George N. All­en, in The So­cial and Sab­bath Hymn Book, 1844 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George N. Allen
(1812–1877)

Lyrics

When in the night I meditate,
On mercies multiplied,
My grateful heart inspires my tongue
To bless the Lord, my guide.

Forever in my thought the Lord
Before my face shall stand,
Secure, unmoved, I shall remain,
With Him at my right hand.

My inmost being thrills with joy
And gladness fills my breast;
Because on Him my trust is stayed,
My flesh in hope shall rest.

I know that I shall not be left
Forgotten in the grave,
And from corruption, Thou, O Lord,
Thy Holy One wilt save.

The path of life Thou showest me;
Of joy a boundless store
Is ever found at Thy right hand,
And pleasures evermore.