I'll Be Satisfied (Charles Albert Tindley)

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  • (Posted 2022-08-26)  CPDL #70552:           
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2022-08-26).   Score information: A5, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from New Songs of Paradise, 1934. All four stanzas included.

General Information

Title: I'll Be Satisfied
First Line: What if all the world was offered unto me
Composer: Charles Albert Tindley
Lyricist: Charles Albert Tindley
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 11 11. 11 9

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1919
    2nd published: 1934 in New Songs of Paradise, Edition 5, no. 42

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Original text and translations

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1. What if all the world was given unto me,
In the sight of men, how exalted would I be?
If I have not Jesus when I come to die,
All the world can never satisfy.

Though I possess no treasures here below,
Though I but few life’s pleasures ever know,
With the gift of heaven, Jesus crucified,
I’ll be satisfied, I’ll be satisfied.


2. Compliments are pleasant, those who thus are blessed,
Kindly smiles and greetings bring us happiness;
In the gloomy shadows, when the end is nigh,
All our earthly friends cannot satisfy.

3. Honor and position may your fortune be,
Life with tears and heartaches may you never see;
All of these will vanish when you come to die,
Only Jesus Christ will satisfy.


4. Palaces and mansions you may never own,
In your earthly pathway humble and alone;
If you have the gift that money cannot buy,
When all else have failed it will satisfy.