Scripture Verse

The Lord is my strength and song. Exodus 15:2

Introduction

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Julia H. Johnston
1849–1919

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 14.

Music: Va­nu­a­tu D. T. Browne, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Browne’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of John­ston,

Lyrics

In the hap­py sun­shine bright,
I will sing my cheer­ful song;
When the sun is hid from sight,
I will sing my cheer­ful song.
Every day along the way,
Whether lights or sha­dows play,
To the Sav­ior I belong,
I will sing my cheer­ful song.

When the way is clear be­fore,
I will sing my cheer­ful song;
When I see but one step more,
I will sing my cheer­ful song.
Watching still to do His will,
Trusting Him to keep from ill;
I am safe, for Christ is strong,
I will sing my cheer­ful song.

Jesus knows the way I take,
I will sing my cheer­ful song;
Jesus ne­ver will for­sake,
I will sing my cheer­ful song.
Always near, His voice I hear,
Perfect love shall cast out fear;
Looking up­ward all day long,
I will sing my cheer­ful song.