Scripture Verse

Sing forth the honor of His name; make His praise glorious. Psalm 66:2

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
(1856–1932)

Words: Ida C. Lew­is, 1894. Pub­lished in Sal­va­tion Songs, by Charles Ga­bri­el (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1895), num­ber 3.

Music: Melilla Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf pdf [mu­sic on­ly] nwc).

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Lyrics

I sing because I love Him—
Because to earth He came
All those to save who trust Him,
From endless death and shame.

Refrain

I sing because I love Him,
Because He died for me;
For this I shall adore Him
Through all eternity.

I sing because I love Him;
From sin He set me free;
He taught my soul to praise Him—
Filled it with melody.

Refrain

I sing because I love Him,
For keeping me in peace;
Until my eyes behold Him,
My song shall never cease.

Refrain