Scripture Verse

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.@Psalm 40:3
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Ernest O. Sellers
(1869–1952)

Words: An­na B. Rus­sell, 1921. Judg­ing from the si­mi­la­ri­ties, this song was ap­par­ent­ly in­spired by There Is Ne­ver a Day So Drea­ry. Bri­tish ev­an­gel­ist Gyp­sy Smith made it well known, us­ing it ma­ny times in his meet­ings on both sides of the At­lan­tic. In his 1927 book Won­der­ful Je­sus and Oth­er Songs, it is called The Gyp­sy Smith Cam­paign Song.

Music: Er­nest O. Sell­ers (🔊 pdf nwc). Sell­ers wrote the music while teach­ing at the Bap­tist Bi­ble In­sti­tute in New Or­leans, Lou­i­si­a­na.

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Gypsy Smith book

There is never a day so dreary,
There is never a night so long,
But the soul that is trusting in Jesus
Will somewhere find a song.

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Wonderful, wonderful Jesus,
In the heart He implanteth a song:
A song of deliverance, of courage, of strength,
In the heart He implanteth a song.

There is never a cross so heavy,
There is never a weight of woe,
But that Jesus will help to carry
Because He loveth so.

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There is never a care or burden,
There is never a grief or loss,
But that Jesus in love will lighten
When carried to the cross.

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There is never a guilty sinner,
There is never a wandering one,
But that God can in mercy pardon
Through Jesus Christ, His Son.

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