Scripture Verse

In the multitude of my thoughts within me, Thy comforts delight my soul. Psalm 94:19


Words: An­on­y­mous, in The Mo­ther’s Nur­se­ry Songs, ed­it­ed by Tho­mas Hast­ings (New York: John P. Ha­ven, 1835), page 70. Lew­is Hart­sough ex­pand­ed the text for re­pub­li­ca­tion in lat­er hym­nals.

Music: Tim­na Lo­well Ma­son, Car­mi­na Sac­ra (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1841), page 231 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lowell Mason


O Jesus, delight of my soul,
My Savior, my shepherd divine!
I yield to Thy blessèd control,
My body and spirit are Thine.

Thy love I can never deserve,
That bids me be happy in Thee;
My God and my king I will serve,
Whose favor is Heaven to me.

How can I Thy goodness repay,
By nature so weak and defiled?
Myself I have given away,
O call me Thine own little child.

And art Thou my Father above?
Will Jesus abide in my heart?
O bind me so fast with Thy love,
That I never from Thee depart.