Scripture Verse

The everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:11

Introduction

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Timothy R. Matthews
1826–1910

Words: Fran­ces R. Ha­ver­gal, 1872. Writ­ten at Win­ter­dyne, and first pub­lished in her Un­der­neath the Sur­face, 1874, page 94.

Music: Brom­ham Ti­mo­thy R. Mat­thews, 1870 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Frances R. Havergal
1836–1879

Lyrics

Singing for Je­sus, our Sav­ior and king,
Singing for Je­sus, the Lord whom we love;
All adoration we joyously bring,
Longing to praise as they praise Him above.

Singing for Je­sus, and trying to win
Many to love Him, and join in the song;
Calling the weary and wandering in,
Rolling the chorus of gladness along.

Singing for Je­sus, our shepherd and guide,
Singing for gladness of heart that He gives.
Singing for wonder and praise that He died,
Singing for blessing and joy that He lives.

Singing for Je­sus, yes, singing for joy;
Thus will we praise Him and tell out His love,
Till He shall call us to brighter employ,
Singing for Je­sus, for ever above.