Would you know why I am singing

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1 Would you know why I am singing,
Singing the whole day long?
'Tis because Jesus, my Saviour,
Filleth my heart with song.

Chorus:
This is just why I am singing,
This is just why I am singing;
'Tis because Jesus, my Saviour,
Filleth my heart with song.

2 Sometimes a shadow of sadness
Over my life doth fall;
Still in my spirit I'm singing;
Jesus is all in all. [Chorus]

3 Sometimes a flood of temptation
Over my path doth roll;
Still I keep praying and singing;
Jesus will keep my soul. [Chorus]

4 Whether in sunshine or shadow,
Jesus my song shall be;
Should I one moment cease singing,
That would be loss to me. [Chorus]

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1239

Author: F. E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

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First Line: Would you know why I am singing
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: This is just why I am singing
Copyright: Public Domain

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