Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

I lift my thankful song

I lift my thankful song

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [I lift my thankful song]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I lift my thankful song
To God, my Help and Guide;
To Him my life and way belong;
No evil shall betide.

Refrain:
He will show me the path of life;
In His presence is fulness of joy;
At His right hand there are pleasures,
Are pleasures forevermore;
At His right hand there are pleasures,
There are pleasures forevermore.

2 In Him is life and peace;
I trust His love and might;
He bids the strife and tumult cease,
And makes the darkness light. [Refrain]

3 My heart is glad in Him,
My portion He prepares;
His watchful eye is never dim;
For me, for me He cares. [Refrain]

4 Along the narrow way,
My Saviour goes before;
He leads to realms of endless day,
And pleasures evermore. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 1: compiled and arranged for use in gospel meetings, Sunday schools, prayer meetings and other religious services #46

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I lift my thankful song
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: He will show me the path of life

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
Page Scan

Christian Endeavor Edition of Sacred Songs No. 1 #46

TextAudioPage Scan

Sacred Songs No. 1 #46

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements