Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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!

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

Refrain