Scripture Verse

In Thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11

Introduction

Words: Charles Mor­ton, in Songs of Peace and Pow­er, ed­it­ed by Pe­ter Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1917).

Music: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mor­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Peter P. Bilhorn
1865–1936

Lyrics

Since I knew God’s power to save,
Since I found His love forgave,
Since I came into the new and living way;
Since I found my blessèd Lord,
And obey His precious word,
Jesus keeps my heart singing all the day.

Refrain

Jesus keeps my heart singing all the day;
Jesus keeps my heart singing all the day;
He is ever by my side, He will every need provide,
Jesus keeps my heart singing all the day.

While I live my Lord to bless,
While I His dear name confess,
While I work, and while I watch and while I pray;
While I lift love’s banner high,
Help the weary passerby,
Jesus keeps my heart singing all the day.

Refrain

When beset by Satan’s power,
When the storm clouds round me lower,
When alone with God I walk the narrow way;
All His promises are mine,
I am saved by grace divine,
Jesus keeps my heart singing all the day.

Refrain