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Why Do I Sing About Jesus

Deep in my heart there's a gladness

Author: Albert Allen Ketchum
Published in 25 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Deep in my heart there's a gladness;
Jesus has saved me from sin!
Praise to His name, what a Savior!
Cleansing without and within!

Why do I sing about Jesus?
Why is He precious to me?
He is my Lord and my Savior;
dying, He set me free!

2 Only a glimpse of His goodness;
that was sufficient for me.
Only one look at the Savior;
then was my spirit set free. [Refrain]

3 He is the fairest of fair ones;
He is the Lily, the Rose.
Rivers of mercy surround Him;
grace, love and pity He shows. [Refrain]

Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #596

Author: Albert Allen Ketchum

Little is known about Albert Allen Ketchum, except that he was once a student at Moody Bible Institute, in Chicago, and lived at one time in Long Beach, California. While attending Moody in the early 1920′s, he wrote the words and music for a gospel song called, "Why Do I Sing About Jesus?" It was one of 12 or 15 songs he submitted to Harry Dixon Clarke for publication.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Deep in my heart there's a gladness
Title: Why Do I Sing About Jesus
Author: Albert Allen Ketchum
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Why do I sing about Jesus?
Copyright: © 1931. Renewal 1959 Hope Publishing Co. owner



The Cyber Hymnal #9816
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #541

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #561

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #596

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Hymns of Faith #271

Rejoice Hymns #249

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Sing Joyfully #321

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The Celebration Hymnal #739


The Cyber Hymnal #9816

Include 17 pre-1979 instances
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