Scripture Verse

…singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Ephesians 5:19

Introduction

Words: Fan­ny An­der­son (a pseu­do­nym for Fan­ny Cros­by?), in Songs of Re­deem­ing Love No. 2, by John Swe­ney, Charles C. Mc­Cabe, T. C. O’Kane & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1887).

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc) (use the first four lines of each verse as the re­frain).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

O I am singing of Jesus,
Happy as mortal can be;
How can I help but adore Him,
He is so gracious to me:
Holding me up when I falter,
Giving me light from His throne,
Cheering me on with His counsel,
Keeping my hand in His own?

O I am singing of Jesus,
Praising Him all the day long,
Singing His infinite mercy,
Telling His goodness in song.
O I am singing of Jesus,
Singing His wonderful love;
Singing of rest for the weary,
Rest in His kingdom above.

O I am singing of Jesus,
Songs He delighteth to hear;
Singing, believing, obeying,
Waiting till He shall appear.
Singing, believing, obeying,
This is my constant employ;
He is my strength and Redeemer,
He is my comfort and joy.