10164. Why I Sing (Root)

1 At my work I’m always singing,
Tho’ the day be cold and long;
Every thought is filled with music,
And I can not cease my song.

For I’m thinking of my Savior,
And the love that crowns my days;
So He fills my heart with gladness,
And my mouth with grateful praise.

2 I am singing of the sunshine,
Tho’ the sky be cold and gray;
I am singing of the summer,
Tho’ the winter chills the day. [Refrain]

3 I’ve a hope ’mid scenes that perish,
And my faith, on joyful wings,
O’er the clouds of life arises,
And in Jesus’ sunlight sings. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: At my work I’m always singing
Title: Why I Sing (Root)
Author: George F. Root
Adapter: Hezekiah Butterworth
Refrain First Line: For I'm thinking of my Savior
Meter: 87.87 D
Language: English
Source: Palace of Song (Cincinati: John Church Company; Adapt. (for Sunday Schools): Heart and Voice by William F. Sherwin (Cincinnati: John Church Company, 1881)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: George Frederick Root (1879)
Meter: 87.87 D
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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