English Christian Songs starting with I

In My Heart There Rings a Melody / I have a song that Jesus gave me

Song based on the Bible verse:
Ephesians 5:19 New King James Version (NKJV)
19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,

Song written by:
Original in English: Elton M. Roth

1
I have a song that Jesus gave me
It was sent from Heav’n above
There never was a sweeter melody
’Tis the melody of love

In my heart there rings a melody
There rings a melody with Heaven’s harmony
In my heart there rings a melody
There rings a melody of love

2
I love the Christ who died on Calv’ry
For He washed my sins away
He put within my heart a melody
And I know it’s there to stay

In my heart there rings a melody
There rings a melody with Heaven’s harmony
In my heart there rings a melody
There rings a melody of love

3
’Twill be my endless theme in glory
With the angels I will sing
’Twill be a song with glorious harmony
When the courts of Heaven ring

In my heart there rings a melody
There rings a melody with Heaven’s harmony
In my heart there rings a melody
There rings a melody of love

© Copyright 1924 Renewed 1951 Hope Publishing Company

If We Never Meet Again / Soon we’ll come to the end of life’s journey / If we never meet again this side of heaven

Song written by:
Original in English: Albert E. Brumley

1
Soon we’ll come to the end of life’s journey
And perhaps we’ll never meet anymore
Till we gather in Heaven’s bright city
Far away on that beautiful shore

If we never meet again this side of Heaven
As we struggle through this world and its strife
There’s another meeting place somewhere in Heaven
By the side of the river of life

2
Where the charming roses bloom forever
And where separations come no more
If we never meet again this side of Heaven
I will meet you on that beautiful shore

If we never meet again this side of Heaven
As we struggle through this world and its strife
There’s another meeting place somewhere in Heaven
By the side of the river of life

3
Oh so often we’re parted with sorrow
Benedictions often quicken our pain
But we never shall sorrow in Heaven
God be with you till we meet again

If we never meet again this side of Heaven
As we struggle through this world and its strife
There’s another meeting place somewhere in Heaven
By the side of the river of life

4
Oh they say we shall meet by the river
Where no storm clouds ever darken the sky
And they say we’ll be happy in Heaven
In the wonderful sweet by and by

If we never meet again this side of Heaven
As we struggle through this world and its strife
There’s another meeting place somewhere in Heaven
By the side of the river of life

© Copyright 1945 Stamps Quartet Music. Renewed 1973 by Stamps Quartet Music

The Way of the Cross Leads Home / I must needs go home by the way of the cross

Song based on the Bible verse:
Matthew 16:24
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

Song written by:
Original in English: Jessie B. Pounds

1
I must needs go home by the way of the cross
There’s no other way but this
I shall ne’er get sight of the gates of light
If the way of the cross I miss

The way of the cross leads home
The way of the cross leads home
It is sweet to know as I onward go
The way of the cross leads home

2
I must needs go on in the blood sprinkled way
The path that the Savior trod
If I ever climb to the heights sublime
Where the soul is at home with God

The way of the cross leads home
The way of the cross leads home
It is sweet to know as I onward go
The way of the cross leads home

3
Then I bid farewell to the way of the world
To walk in it never more
For the Lord says “Come” and I seek my home
Where He waits at the open door

The way of the cross leads home
The way of the cross leads home
It is sweet to know as I onward go
The way of the cross leads home