It was first published in the 20th Century Folk Hymnal Vol 1, and has subsequently been published in hymn books from various denominations and in countries as far away New Zealand (Sing Praise - late 1970s).
The un-named tune by White has a 4/4 time signature, and was originally published in the key of F. The first few notes in this key are C E F A F D.
Soloist with piano accompaniment:
Small groupwith guitar accompaniment - professionally produced:
Instrumental - guitar:
LyricsThe lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website.
The song has three verses, each four lines long. A rough outline is:
1 Oh the love of my Lord is the essence,
... And His giving is ...
Every day, every hour, every moment,
...And his touch ...
3 There’ve been times when I’ve turned from His Presence,
... And His mercy ....