Another beloved Sunday school standby, here performed by Nathan and Lyle in Texas, on mandolin and guitar.
Horatio Palmer wrote this song, words and music, in 1868–wrote it pretty fast, too. Here’s how he recalled it (source, Cyberhymnal): “I was at work on the dry subject of Theory when the complete idea flashed before me… I hurriedly penned both words and music as fast as I could write them…”
That is so cool when that happens! A gift from God, and no mistake about it.