Scripture Verse

I will sing unto the Lord, because He hath dealt bountifully with me. Psalm 13:6


Words & Mu­sic: Al­bert A. Ket­chum, 1923 (🔊 pdf nwc). Ket­chum wrote this song while a stu­dent at the Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ket­chum (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Deep in my heart there’s a gladness;
Jesus has saved me from sin!
Praise to His name, what a Sav­ior!
Cleansing without and within!


Why do I sing about Je­sus?
Why is He precious to me?
He is my Lord and my Sav­ior,
Dying, he set me free!

Only a glimpse of His goodness;
That was sufficient for me.
Only one look at the Sav­ior—
Then was my spirit set free.


He is the Fairest of fair ones;
He is the Lily, the Rose.
Rivers of mercy surround Him;
Grace, love and pity He shows.