Acton, Songs for Boys and Girls - Volume 4,Singspiration series

Published in 1955, this is the fourth title in Singspiration's Action series.

It was compiled by Alfred B Smith ("Al Smith", and published by Zondervan Publishing House, of Grand Rapids Michigan and Belwin Inc of Rockville Centre, New York.

It contains 65 songs, all in English.

About the contents listing

The following table lists all songs and hymns in the 1955 edition.  Information is shown as it is recorded in the book, in accordance with this site's copyright policies.

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Table of Contents

Title (first-line) Number
A Cowboy for Jesus Back cover
I'm just a little fellow, but I always want to be
Lyrics & tune: Ira Stanphill © Singspiration, 1948
Score: SATB
Key: F
Singspiration, 1948
A Fountain of Joy 58
He puts a light in my eye
Lyrics & tune: Bonnie Smith © 1954 Bonnie Smith. Assigned to Singspiration
Score: SATB
Key: G
A Friend for all the Children 20
There's friend for all the children, above the bright blue sky
Lyrics: Albert Midlane (alt) © Not stated
Tune: Not stated © Not stated
Score: SATB
Key: D
Army of the Lord - the 22
We are marching in the army of the Lord / Have you joined the army of the Lord
Lyrics & tune: Harry Dixon Loes © Singspiration, 1952
Score: SATB
Key: D
Bells are Ringing 36
Bells are ringing in my heart
Lyrics & tune: Lois Johnson Fritsch © Singspiration, 1955
Score: SATB
Key: F
Brighten up your Pathway with a Song 26
When the days are dreary and the nights are dark and long
Lyrics & tune: © Alfred B Smith, 1942 - assigned to Singspiration
Score: SATB
Key: F
Children of the King 28
Happy songs we sing, for we're children of the king / Happy songs we sing of our Savior King
Lyrics & tune: Lorena B Galloway © Singspiration, 1948
Score: SATB
Key: C
Dedicated to the KYB Club
Christ for Everyone 57
Lyrics: Virgil P Brock © Singspiration, 1955
Tune: Blanche Kerr Brock © Singspiration, 1955
Score: SATB
Key: Db
Christian Comrades 8
We are Christian comrades today, We are glad we truly can say
Lyrics: Virgil P Brock © Singspiration, 1953
Tune: Blanche Kerr Brock © Singspiration, 1953
Score: SATB
Key: Eb
Clap your Hands 7
If you're on your way to heaven, clap your hands
Lyrics & tune: Phil Kerr © Phil Kerr, 1948
Score: SATB
Key: G
Climbing up the Mountain 60
I'm climbing up the mountain
Lyrics & tune: S E Cox © Singspiration, 1955
Score: SATB
Key: Bb
Come to Jesus 54
Lyrics & tune: Not stated © Not stated
Score: SATB
Key: F
Don't be Downhearted - Cheer Up 62
Lyrics: John McNeil © Singspiration, 1955
Tune: John McNeill, arranged by R J Hughes © Singspiration, 1955
Score: SATB
Key: Eb
Early we Will Seek Him 49
Come O come in early youth to the Savior kind / Early we will seek him
Lyrics: Mabel J Roseman © Not stated
Tune: M Isabelle Ritter © Not stated
Score: SATB
Key: G
Enter Into His Gates 19
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving
Lyrics & tune: Henry Dekoven Bartells © Singspiration, 1952
Score: SATB
Key: Eb
Every Day 53
I must read the Bible every day / I must read the Bible I must pray
Lyrics: Ethell Greenwood Rowell © Singspiration, 1952
Tune: Leonard Cecil Barnett © Singspiration, 1952
Score: SATB
Key: Bb
Every Day's a Happy Day 50
Every day's a happy day with Jesus in my heart
Lyrics & tune: Robert C Loveless © 1940, Wendell P Loveless
Score: SATB
Key: C
God Bless our Sunday School 45
Lyrics & tune: Leonard Cecil Barnett © Singspiration, 1952
Score: SATB
Key: Eb
God can do Anything but Fail 61
God can do anything, anything, anything / He's the alpha and omega
Lyrics: Ira Stanphill © Singspiration, 1946
Tune: Ira Stanphill, arranged by Al Smith © arrangement Singspiration 1952
Score: SATB
Key: C
Gospel of Christ - the 44
The gospel of Christ is a story of good news / For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ
Lyrics & tune: Harry Dixon Loes © Singspiration, 1950
Score: SATB
Key: F
He Sent my Sins A-rolling 15
Since Jesus took my burdens and did so much for me / He sent my sins a-rolling, a-rolling, a-rolling
Lyrics: J E Curtis © Singspiration, 1955
Tune: Haldor Lillenas © Singspiration, 1955
Score: SATB
Key: C
He that Hath the Son Hath Life 42
Lyrics & tune: Harry D Clarke © Singspiration, 1950
Score: SATB
Key: G
He's my Friend 5
Earthly friend are many and to me a very dear / He's my friend, Jesus is my friend
Lyrics & tune: Harold Deal © Singspiration, 1952
Score: SATB
Key: Eb
I Know and Love the Bible 23
I know and love the bible , the book that God has giv'n / Holy precious bible, book of life divine
Lyrics & tune: Harry Dixon Loes © Singspiration, 1950
Score: SATB
Key: G
I Know I'm Saved 43
Lyrics & tune: © 1938. Renewed 1966 by Helen Griggs. Assigned to Singspiration
Score: SATB
Key: C
I Like to Read the Stories in the Bible 63
Lyrics & tune: Beatrice Bush Bixler © Singspiration, 1955
Score: SATB
Key: G
I Love to Sing about Jesus 1
I love to sing about Jesus / No other friend is so dear to me
Lyrics: Ethell Greenwood Rowell © Singspiration, 1952
Tune: Harry Dixon Loes © Singspiration, 1952
Score: SATB
Key: F
I Shall not be Moved 6
Jesus is my saviour, I shall not be moved / I shall not, I shall not be moved
Lyrics: John T Benson © John T Benson Jnr, 1950 in "Singing for Joy"
Tune: Arranged by Mrs Jas. A Pate © Not stated
Score: SATB
Key: G
I Want to be Like Jesus 21
I want to be like Jesus and to Him glory bring
Lyrics: George Tester © Singspiration, 1952
Tune: Leonard Cecil Barnett © Singspiration, 1952
Score: SATB
Key: Eb
I'll Never Turn Back 59
Lyrics & tune: Harry D Clarke © Singspiration, 1950
Score: SATB
Key: C
I'll Take an Aeroplane Ride 56
Lyrics: Virgil P Brock © Singspiration, 1955
Tune: Blanche Kerr Brock © Singspiration, 1955
Score: SATB
Key: C
I'm Glad I'm a Born Again Christian 11
I'm glad I'm a born again Christian, I'm glad I'm a child of God
Lyrics & tune: Sidney E Cox © Singspiration, 1951
Score: SATB
Key: Bb
In the Twinking of an Eye 34
We shall all be changed in a moment
Lyrics & tune: Sidney E Cox © Singspiration, 1951
Score: SATB
Key: C
Jesus is our Captain 46
Jesus is our captain, we are soldiers of the cross.
Lyrics & tune: Addison Horn © Alfred B Smith, 1952 - assigned to Singspiration
Score: SATB
Key: Bb
Jesus Said "Ye Must be Born Again" 37
Lyrics & tune: Edna B Hughes © Singspiration, 1955
Score: SATB
Key: C
Jesus Won my Heart 51
Lyrics: Rev Alfred Barrat © Renewed 1952, assigned to John T Benson
Tune: Harry Dixon Loes © Renewed 1952, assigned to John T Benson
Score: SATB
Key: F
John Three Sixteen (3:16) 17
There's a favourite verse in the bible / For God so loved the world
Lyrics: Leonard Cecil Barnett © Singspiration, 1952
Tune: Harry Dixon Loes © Singspiration, 1952
Score: SATB
Key: Ab
Junior Boys and Girls (Christian Boys and Girls) 4
We are junior boys, we are junior girls (We are Christian boys, we are Christian girls) / There is so much that junior boys and girls can do
Lyrics: Leonard Cecil Barnett © Singspiration, 1952
Tune: Harry Dixon Loes © Singspiration, 1952
Score: 2-part + bass line
Key: C
Just Keep your Eyes on Jesus 41
Lyrics & tune: Harry Dixon Loes © Singspiration, 1955
Score: SATB
Key: C
Keys to my Heart - the 2
Jesus has the keys to my heart / Jesus has the keys to my heart
Lyrics & tune: Harry Dixon Loes © Singspiration, 1948
Score: SATB
Key: G
Little Friends of Jesus 12
We are little children, very young indeed / If we seek him early, if we come today
Lyrics: Anonymous © Not stated
Tune: H P Main © Not stated
Score: SATB
Key: D
Little Man - the 64
A little man with a hungry heart
Lyrics & tune: Frances J Roberts © 1942 Alfred B Smith, Assigned to Singspiration
Score: SATB
Key: F
Look up and Cheer Up 14
Look up and cheer up, that's the only way
Lyrics & tune: Harry Dixon Loes © Singspiration, 1953
Score: SATB
Key: Eb
Lord is Watching Over Me - the 27
The warmth of the sunshine, the birds in the air / When the days are dreary and the nights are dark and long
Lyrics & tune: R J Hughes © Alfred B Smith, 1953 - assigned to Singspiration
Score: SATB
Key: C
Marching Together 55
Marching along with Jesus
Lyrics: Sarah J Cucare © Singspiration, 1955
Tune: MARCHING SONG - Sarah L Cucare, arranged by R J Hughes © Singspiration, 1955
Score: SATB
Key: F
Mighty Arny of the Young 3
Mighty army of the young, lift the voice in cheerful song / Wait not 'til the shadows lengthen
Lyrics: John R Colgan (alt) © Not stated
Tune: A F Myers © Not stated
Score: SATB
Key: Ab
My Lord Knows the Way 10
My Lord knows the way thro the wildreness
Lyrics & tune: Sidney E Cox © Singspiration, 1951
Score: SATB
Key: F
My Sins are Hidden 30
My sins are hidden underneath the blood
Lyrics & tune: S E Cox © Singspiration, 1955
Score: SATB
Key: Bb
Never Fear 65
Never fear, never fear, never fear
Lyrics & tune: Sidney E Cox © Singspiration, 1951
Score: SATB
Key: C
Nineteenth Psalm is True- the 33
Each time the little star-lights glow / The heavens declare the glory of God
Lyrics: Mary Helen Anderson © Singspiration, 1952
Tune: Harry Dixon Loes © Singspiration, 1952
Score: SATB
Key: F
Order my Steps 40
Order my steps O Lord
Lyrics & tune: Frances J Roberts © Alfred B Smith, 1955 - assigned to Singspiration
Score: SATB
Key: G
Power of the Lord - the 25
How did Moses cross the sea? It was by the power of the Lord / Over trouble, over sin, over foes without, with-in
Lyrics & tune: Harry Dixon Loes © Singspiration, 1950
Score: SATB
Key: D
Prayer of Thanks 32
For life and health and all things good
Lyrics & tune: Harold Deal © Singspiration, 1952
Score: SATB
Key: C
Questions and Answers 31
Where are you going today? To the house of the Lord / Happy songs we'll all be raising
Lyrics & tune: Harry Dixon Loes © Singspiration, 1952
Score: SATB
Key: Eb
Somewhere Beyond the Blue 29
Somewhere beyond the blue there's a mansion for me
Lyrics & tune: Alfred B Smith © Singspiration, 1945
Score: SATB
Key: G
Summertime in my Heart 47
It is summertime in my heart
Lyrics & tune: Lois C Johnson © 1940. Renewed 1968 by Lois Johnson Fritsch. Assigned to Singspiration
Score: SATB
Key: F
Sunday Bells are Ringing - the 18
The Sunday bells are ringing, they call us unto prayer / We come with joyful singing
Lyrics: Anonymous © Singspiration, 1952
Tune: arranged by H D L © Singspiration, 1952
Score: SATB
Key: F
Tell it Again 39
Into the tent where a gypsy boy lay / Tell it again, tell It again
Lyrics: Mrs M B C Slade © Not stated
Tune: R M McIntosh © Not stated
Score: SATB
Key: A
Thanksgiving for Food 24
We thank thee Lord, for this our food
Lyrics: Anonymous © Not stated
Tune: OLD HUNDREDTH - G Frank © Not stated
Score: SATB
Key: G
They All Were Used of God 12
Shamgar had an ox-goad /
Lyrics: Not stated © Not stated
Tune: H P Main © Not stated
Score: SATB
Key: D
Toe the Mark, Get Set 13
Toe the mark, get set, run the race of life
Lyrics: Virgil P Brock © Singspiration, 1953
Tune: Blanche Kerr Brock © Singspiration, 1953
Score: SATB
Key: C
Two Little Hands 9
Two little hands to work for Jesus
Lyrics: George Santa © Singspiration, 1948
Tune: Alfred B Smith © Singspiration, 1948
Score: SATB
Key: C
Way to Heaven - the 38
You may keep on working 'til you life's last hour
Lyrics: Anonymous © Not stated
Tune: AMMANFORD - arranged by D Jones © Not stated
Score: SATB
Key: G
We Love Him 48
We love him because He loved us first
Lyrics & tune: Alfred B Smith © Singspiration, 1948
Score: SATB
Key: G
What a Wonderful Friend 52
What a wonderful friend is Jesus
Lyrics: Avis B Christianssen © Singspiration, 1952
Tune: Harry Dixon Loes © Singspiration, 1952
Score: SATB
Key: Bb
When the Lord Saved Me 35
Lyrics & tune: Sidney E Cox © Singspiration, 1951
Score: SATB
Key: C
Wonderful Book 16
Word of the Father O light from on high / Wonderful book, glorious book
Lyrics: Lizzie Dearmond © Not stated
Tune: Howard E Smith © Not stated
Score: SATB
Key: C

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