Scripture Verse

In Thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11


Horatius Bonar

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar (1808–1889). Pub­lished in Gos­pel Hymns No. 5, ed­it­ed by Ira San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; New York and Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: John Church and Big­low & Main, 1887), num­ber 37, alt.

Music: Tarragona Ira D. San­key, 1887 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ira D. Sankey


Songs of gladness, never sadness,
Sing the ransomed ones of Heav’n;
Anthem swelling, ever telling
Of the joy of souls forgiv’n.


Sweetest music ever swelling
Thro’ the courts of Heaven above;
Ever singing, ever saying,
God is life, and God is love!

Ever sunshine, never shadow,
Calm, mild, clear celestial day;
Ever summer in its brightness,
Never winter or decay.


Ever gazing, loving, praising,
With the angel hosts above;
One eternal hallelujah,
One eternal song of love.


Never sighing, never sinning;
No distrust, nor doubt, nor fears;
Thro’ the long unending ages,
Thro’ the long eternal years.