Scripture Verse

My cup runneth over. Psalm 23:5

Introduction

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Edwin O. Excell
(1851–1921)

Words: Jes­sie B. Pounds, in Cor­o­na­tion Hymns, ed­it­ed by Ed­win Ex­cell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: E. O. Ex­cell, 1910).

Music: Ed­win O. Ex­cell (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jessie B. Pounds
(1861–1921)

Lyrics

His gifts are greater than my dreams,
The gifts of God to me;
As countless as the sunset’s golden beams,
As boundless as the sea.

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His gifts are greater than my dreams,
The gifts of Him who set me free;
And more and more abundant daily seems
The grace of God to me.

I ask a part, He gives the whole—
Himself, and all beside;
His lovingkindness overflows my soul,
Inrushing as the tide.

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His ways are ways of pleasantness,
His paths are paths of peace
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His hand is ever reaching out to bless;
He bids each sorrow cease.

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Within my heart He shall have place
To rule and reign supreme;
My voice will ever praise Him for the grace
Of which I ne’er could dream.

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