Composer: Albert Allen Ketchum (1923)
Published in 22 hymnals

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Composer: Albert Allen Ketchum

Little is known about Albert Allen Ketchum, except that he was once a student at Moody Bible Institute, in Chicago, and lived at one time in Long Beach, California. While attending Moody in the early 1920′s, he wrote the words and music for a gospel song called, "Why Do I Sing About Jesus?" It was one of 12 or 15 songs he submitted to Harry Dixon Clarke for publication.… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Albert Allen Ketchum (1923)
Incipit: 32154 56715 12523
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: © 1931. Renewal 1959 Hope Publishing Co. owner



Piano Solo

  • Don Wyrtzen Piano
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1994) pp. 28


The Cyber Hymnal #9816
Text: Why Do I Sing About Jesus?
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #541

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #561

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #596

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #429

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Hymns of Faith #271

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Rejoice Hymns #249

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Sing Joyfully #321

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The Celebration Hymnal #739


The Cyber Hymnal #9816

Include 13 pre-1979 instances
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