Scripture Verse

I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. Psalm 104:33


Hezekiah Butterworth

Words: George F. Root, Pal­ace of Song (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & New York: John Church, 1879), num­ber 65. Adapt­ed for Sun­day schools by He­ze­ki­ah But­ter­worth in Heart and Voice, ed­it­ed by Will­iam F. Sher­win (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1881), page 81.

Music: Val­la­do­lid George F. Root, Pal­ace of Song 1879, num­ber 65 (🔊 pdf nwc).

George F. Root


At my work I’m always singing,
Tho’ the day be cold and long;
Every thought is filled with music,
And I can not cease my song.


For I’m thinking of my Savior,
And the love that crowns my days;
So He fills my heart with gladness,
And my mouth with grateful praise.

I am singing of the sunshine,
Tho’ the sky be cold and gray;
I am singing of the summer,
Tho’ the winter chills the day.


I’ve a hope ’mid scenes that perish,
And my faith, on joyful wings,
O’er the clouds of life arises,
And in Jesus’ sunlight sings.