As I Come Singing

As I come singing, I sing to praise the Lord;
With a song in my heart, I come to proclaim God’s Word,
To proclaim God’s Word. La, la la la la.
The melody may seem compelling as the rhythm moves right along,
But if my life’s not full of God’s love, then the message will come out wrong,
Will come out wrong. La, la la la la.

As I come singing, I sing to preach God’s Word
To each believer and to those who have never heard,
Who’ve never heard.
The song itself is simple, and the words used are quite plain,
But if my life’s not in tune with my song, then the message will come out vain,
Will come out vain. La, la la la la.

As I come singing, I sing to praise the Lord;
May the song that my life sings be the one that He wants heard,
That God wants heard.
La, la la la la. La, la la la la. La la.

About this song:
During the days when I was presenting musical programs more frequently than now, I used this song as my theme song. I wanted to emphasize my role as a preacher of sorts–a conveyor of God’s Good News–and to help people realize that I wasn’t singing to entertain them.

I believe that so strongly that–to this day–I have trouble using the word “perform” in regard to doing a Christian song in public. “Present” works a little better, but “perform” definitely doesn’t preach!

You can tell that this is one of my older songs because it rhymes. Although a few of my most recent songs rhyme, most of them don’t.

You can find a free lead sheet for this song (tune, chords, & lyrics) on my website. Check here for all of my free lead sheets.

Stay tuned. I’ll post another song lyric next Sunday.

Best regards,
Roger

About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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