Scripture Verse

Thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Psalm 73:23–24

Introduction

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 202.

Music: Car­ter E. Grace Up­de­graff, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Up­de­graff (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

illustration
The Incredulity of St. Thomas
Rembrandt van Rijn
(1606–1669)

Lyrics

In doubt and temptation
I rest, Lord, in Thee;
My hand is in Thy hand,
Thou carest for me;
My soul with Thy counsel
Through life Thou wilt guide,
And afterward make me
In glory abide.

Refrain

My God, I will extol Thee
And ever bless Thy name;
Each day will I give thanks to Thee
And all Thy praise proclaim.

In glory Thou only
My portion shall be,
On earth for none other
I long for but Thee;
My flesh and heart falter,
But God is my stay,
The strength of my spirit,
My portion for aye.

Refrain

All they that forsake Thee
Must perish and die,
But near to my Savior
Most blessèd am I;
I make Thee my refuge,
My Lord and my God;
Thy grace and Thy glory
I publish abroad.

Refrain