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