We ask for donations here just twice a year, and this is one of those times. So, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Last month, our Hymnary website had almost 1 million visitors from around the world: people like you who love hymns. To serve our users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.

The song I've loved so long

Representative Text

1. My soul is full of singing,
No room for sadness there:
The melody of heaven
Is ringing in my ear.
And thus in rapturous music,
My soul sings on its song,
The blessed, sweet old story,
That I have loved so long.

Yes, the song, the sweet old song,
How it floods my soul with glory,
As I sing redemption's story,
'Tis the song I've loved so long.

2. My life was full of trials
That bore me sadly down,
And each day bro't new troubles,
Which pleasure could not drown,
But now with heav'nly anthems
These woes my soul makes strong,
And day by day I'm singing
The song I've loved so long. [Chorus]

3. My life was full of doubting,
Not knowing where to find
A resting place so certain
No doubts could cross my mind;
When that old song redemption,
Filled me with strains that bring
The vict'ry over doubting,
The song I love to sing. [Chorus]

4. Since then my heart keeps singing
The song which wafts my soul
On, ever toward the singers
Where ev'ry whit made whole;
There in that heav'nly chorus,
Beyond the land of wrong,
I'll sing the song redemption,
The song I've loved so long. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #46

Author: R. F. Chalk

(no biographical information available about R. F. Chalk.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My soul is full of singing
Title: The song I've loved so long
Author: R. F. Chalk
Refrain First Line: Yes, the song, the sweet old song
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
TextPage Scan

Carols of Hope #46

Page Scan

The Golden Sheaf No. 2 #25

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.