Scripture Verse

The everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:11


Timothy R. Matthews (1826–1910)

Words: Fran­ces R. Ha­ver­gal, 1872. Writ­ten at Win­ter­dyne, and first pub­lished in her Un­der­neath the Sur­face, 1874, page 94.

Music: Brom­ham Ti­mo­thy R. Mat­thews, 1870 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Mat­thews,

Frances R. Havergal (1836–1879)


Singing for Je­sus, our Sav­ior and king,
Singing for Je­sus, the Lord whom we love;
All ado­ra­tion we joy­ous­ly bring,
Longing to praise as they praise Him above.

Singing for Je­sus, and try­ing to win
Many to love Him, and join in the song;
Calling the wea­ry and wan­der­ing in,
Rolling the cho­rus of glad­ness along.

Singing for Je­sus, our shep­herd and guide,
Singing for glad­ness of heart that He gives.
Singing for won­der and praise that He died,
Singing for bless­ing and joy that He lives.

Singing for Je­sus, yes, sing­ing for joy;
Thus will we praise Him and tell out His love,
Till He shall call us to bright­er em­ploy,
Singing for Je­sus, for ev­er above.