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

Introduction

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Hezekiah Butterworth
1839–1905

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).

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George F. Root
1820–1895

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain