Encouraging saints around the world since 1991 !!

 

 

In 2007, I wrote a song "In My Father's Hands", to give encouragement to
those who were grieving or going through personal trials. 

While reading through Edith L. Blumhofer's wonderful biography
of Fanny Crosby (Her Heart Can See), I came across
lyrics that Fanny wrote just after learning of the death of her husband. *
These lyrics matched the melody and chorus of my previous song,
as did the comforting message it conveys.  (Ralph Merrifield, March 2010)

 

[Karaoke Video - vocal version (Thiborg)]

[Karaoke Video (Thiborg)]

[MIDI (Sorem)]

 

 

I Am Satisfied


If He, my Lord, is with me still,
and I in Him abide,
If He but whispers to my heart,
Then I am satisfied

Thro' pastures green, or shadows deep,
with Him my constant guide,
If step by step He leads me on,
Then I am satisfied 

CHORUS:

I will praise Him for the dry times
I will praise Him through the rains
From the darkest night to the brightest morning
Blessed be His name
I will cling to Him in trials
I will hide beneath His wings
For by faith I know He’ll never leave me.
Safely I’ll remain...  in My Father’s hands


And tho' at times the things I ask,
in love are oft denied,
I know He gives me what is best,
And I am satisfied

From Him my soul, in life or death,
No power shall e're divide,
I read the promise in His Word,
And I am satisfied

CHORUS:

I will praise Him for the dry times
I will praise Him through the rains
From the darkest night to the brightest morning
Blessed be His name
I will cling to Him in trials
I will hide beneath His wings
For by faith I know He’ll never leave me.
Safely I’ll remain...  in My Father’s hands

FINAL CHORUS:

I will praise You for the dry times
I will praise You through the rains
From the darkest night to the brightest morning
Blessed be Your name
I will cling to You in trials
I will hide beneath Your wings
For by faith I know You’ll never leave me.
Safely I’ll remain in My Father’s hands

 

 

Johan Komrij     Karaoke Video with vocal (Thiborg)    I Am Satisfied

Johan Komrij   
Karaoke Video
(Thiborg)    I Am Satisfied

Leif Thiborg    MIDI arrangement   I Am Satisfied

Johan Komrij     Karaoke Video with vocal (Sorem)    I Am Satisfied

Johan Komrij   
Karaoke Video (Sorem)
    I Am Satisfied

Bob Sorem     MIDI arrangement
    I Am Satisfied

 

"In My Father's Hands"
uses the same melody and chorus
(piano sheet music, SATB parts and alternate MIDIs)

 

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Verses by Fanny J. Crosby. 
Music & Chorus by Ralph Merrifield

Copyright 2010,  Ralph Merrifield
New Hope Music, PO Box 1612, Westboro MA 01581

You have our encouragement and permission
to duplicate and share this song for all "not-for-profit" purposes
(ie. corporate worship, overheads, songbooks, 
web sites, give-away copies).
Please contact New Hope for other uses. Thanks !!!

 

* "Upon hearing of the death of her husband, Fanny Crosby went into her bedroom and closed the door. 
She emerged several hours later, entirely composed, and dictated a new hymn to William Doane. 
She titled it "I Am Satisfied" ".  From the book "Her Heart Can See", by Edith L. Blumhofer,
published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.  Copyright 2005

 

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