Scripture Verse

…singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Ephesians 5:19


Words: Fan­ny An­der­son (a pseu­do­nym for Fan­ny Cros­by?), in Songs of Re­deem­ing Love No. 2, by John Swe­ney, Charles C. Mc­Cabe, T. C. O’Kane & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1887).

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc) (use the first four lines of each verse as the re­frain).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


O I am sing­ing of Je­sus,
Happy as mor­tal can be;
How can I help but ad­ore Him,
He is so gra­cious to me:
Holding me up when I fal­ter,
Giving me light from His throne,
Cheering me on with His coun­sel,
Keeping my hand in His own?

O I am sing­ing of Je­sus,
Praising Him all the day long,
Singing His in­fi­nite mer­cy,
Telling His good­ness in song.
O I am sing­ing of Je­sus,
Singing His won­der­ful love;
Singing of rest for the wea­ry,
Rest in His king­dom above.

O I am sing­ing of Je­sus,
Songs He de­light­eth to hear;
Singing, be­liev­ing, ob­ey­ing,
Waiting till He shall ap­pear.
Singing, be­liev­ing, ob­ey­ing,
This is my con­stant em­ploy;
He is my strength and Re­deem­er,
He is my com­fort and joy.