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God Wants My Life to Be a Song

God wants my life to be a song

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [God wants my life to be a song]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 God wants my life to be a song,
A strain of music sweet,
A glad surrender of my all,
Before the mercy-seat;
A joyful sacrifice of praise,
A chime of silver bells,
That thro’ the silence of the night,
The coming dawn foretells.

Refrain:
Singing sweet melody,
Praising him forever,
Life shall be a triumph song,
Lord to thee;
Singing sweet melody,
Praising him forever,
Life shall be a triumph song,
Lord to thee!

2 God wants my life to be a song,
A hallelujah strain,
Unto the Lamb of Calvary,
For dying sinners slain;
A harmony divine, that fills
With joy the passing years,
An anthem, rising strong and true,
Thro’ penitential tears. [Refrain]

3 God wants my life to be a song,
A choral hymn of praise,
That saints and angels sweetly sing,
Thro’ everlasting days;
What tho’ it be a minor strain,
Sometime the notes will ring,
And with exultant music fill
The palace of the King. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #128

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God wants my life to be a song
Title: God Wants My Life to Be a Song
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Singing sweet melody
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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The Service of Praise #128

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