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Posted:  31 Oct 2006 20:23
Does anyone have the lyrics to this old solo piece?
Posted:  01 Nov 2006 15:31
I think I have this song at church
it is titled
My God and I
My mother use to sing this song
I'll see if I can find it, if not I put down as much as I can remember.
God Bless.
Posted:  04 Nov 2006 16:22
It is entitled "My God and I". I have the music at church and will post it next week.
Posted:  18 May 2007 07:00
My God And I

My God and I go in the field together;
We walk and talk as good friends should and do;
We clasp our hands, our voices ring with laughter;
My God and I walk through the meadow's hue.
We clasp our hands, our voices ring with laughter;
My God and I walk through the meadow's hue.

He tells me of the years that went before me
When heavenly plans were made for me to be;
When all was but a dream of dim reflection;
To come to life, earth's verdant glory see.
When all was but a dream of dim reflection;
To come to life, earth's verdant glory see.

My God and I will go for aye together,
We'll walk and talk just as good friends do;
This earth will pass, and with it common trifles,
But God and I will go unendingly.
This earth will pass, and with it common trifles,
But God and I will go unendingly.
Posted:  16 Jun 2007 08:17
My father is looking for the piano music for our church. Does any one have it or know where we could get it?

Thanks for the words, it made his day
Posted:  10 Jul 2007 03:20
The piano music for My God and I is in our church's hymnbook titled Zion's Harp.  The music for this song is found in hymn number 118 which is actually titled God's Glory Magnified by His Works and has different words.  But at the bottom of the page it says something about how the music is from My God and I and is used by permission.  This book has many other beautiful hymns in it - some of my favorites are #236, #212,#50,#237. #226, #37....  The words are very meaningful and cause much soul-searching.

This hymn book can be found at:
Apostolic Christian Publications
805 W. Cruger Street  Box 52
Eureka IL  61530

Ph/fax 309-467-3611

Hours: M-F 8:30-11:30 CST/CDT

Hope this works for you!

Posted:  30 Jul 2007 19:45
Who wrote the  words to this beautiful song, MY GOD AND I   ?  And when was it written?    Thanks.
Posted:  07 Aug 2007 15:01
My mother-in-law has just be diagnosed with a fast moving cancer, I spoke to her on the phone last night, and she was trying to recall the words to this song, I could remember a few lines from my childhood, and this morning searched in a number of old hymn books I had around. Thank you for making available the comforting words of this song, which I will get in the mail to her right away. Thank you again. Cynthia
Posted:  13 Aug 2008 04:43
I would be cautious posting the music to this hymn as it is a copyrighted work.  The copyright, according to the hymn referred to above in the Zion's Harp (#118 - God's Glory Magnified By His Works), is held by "Kalnin, Mohr and Apsit" and has a copyright year of 1957.

The author and composer for the hymn is Austris Whithol.

In Christ,
Bud Manz
Posted:  23 Nov 2008 01:17
I first sang this hymn in German (in a Mennonite church) before I ever heard it in English.  Now here's an interesting twist--I was at a wedding reception years ago, and the Ukrainian band was playing dance tunes.  They struck up this tune, and everybody danced!  When I went to the leader afterwards to ask the name of the tune, he said he had no idea--it had always been known in his community (NE Alberta) as a "dance tune."

In my hospital visitation, I've found that many old-timers seem to know it as a hymn, and appreciate it.

Dave Tjart, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posted:  02 Jan 2009 08:27
I am looking for the melody and or score of this hymn - my dear sweet Dad has asked me to sing it for my Mother's funeral, which is approaching fast. I am willing to pay any copyright fees.
Anna Carminito
Napa, CA
Posted:  03 Jan 2009 09:17   Last Edited By: steveliu
Hi Anna,

My deepest condolences on your loss.

I know that the sheet music is available in the Stamps-Baxter songbook  Gospel Hymnal - Volume 1http://www.lduhtrp.net/image-2903024-10471126. This is a wonderful collection of many wonderful Gospel hymns.

I believe you can find it in this book as well: Great Gospel - Songs and Hymns Sheet Musichttp://www.lduhtrp.net/image-2903024-10471126.

I hope this helps.

Take care,
Posted:  04 Jun 2009 07:12
Wow, my grandfather wrote this piece, and it is amazing to learn how everyone enjoys it.

Thank you
Posted:  07 Jun 2009 09:27
Many thanks to your grandfather - my mother's funeral service was beautiful. A singer/guitarist sang & played your grandfather's song and it was more than beautiful and most moving. It was just what we all needed. It was the only thng that my Dad asked for.
Posted:  14 Jun 2009 01:50
Does anyone have the chords to the song???? If so, could you post them?
Thanks !
Posted:  27 Sep 2009 02:18
    My husband met at church function December 31, 1974.  The first song we ever sang together with the rest of the congregation was this song written by your grandfather, My God and I.  It has had special meaning in our life and our 33 years of marriage. I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW THW HISTORY OF THIS SONG!  Why did your grandfather write it?  I would love it if you could  email me anything about this song snd your grandfather.  It will be th e35th anniversary of our meeting this New Years Eve, 2009.  Please send anything you know to my email

keithsbugsy@t yahoo.com

Thanks, Marilyn
Posted:  12 Oct 2009 04:24
We're looking for a recorded version of this -- a soundtrack that we can sing along to this song.  We have the piano music and have sang this as a trio and quartet.  Also, thanks to your grandfather, Karen!  My mom loves this song, and it has special meaning for her.  We would like to sing this at a Women's Retreat, and there is no piano available.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!  Sandy
Posted:  27 Oct 2009 14:37
The Germans who have lived in Russia for several centuries sing this song in German!
On www.gladsongs.com you can buy the song. It is sung by Emerald Chorale.
Posted:  26 Feb 2010 18:44
Hi Friends,

Someone has also asked me to find this music for a funeral tomorrow.  I gave up and paired it with "Finlandia," a graceful an dignified tune that suits the text well.   I like it!

Posted:  29 Mar 2010 00:30
My husband remembers it with more verses and I think a chorus. Does anybody have the music and lyrics?
Thank you,
Lea Ann
Posted:  27 Apr 2010 16:09
I found this old hymn, My God and I, in a Living Praise Hymnal Copyright 1974 by Singspiration, Division of The Zondervan Corporation.  It is number 24.  A member of my church had the words but not the tune and he remembered singing it at Camp Meetings years ago. 
Posted:  18 May 2010 01:40
The actual music of this hymn was written by Mozart, which explains why people would dance to it.
Posted:  12 Jul 2010 01:38
WOW!.  I used to sing this song to my  children, as I rocked them to sleep.  My new grandson has prompted me to find the words again.  It's not in my Great Songs of the Church hymnal.  Thanks for helping  me to continue a tradition into the next generation.
Posted:  26 Sep 2010 05:51
My mom just asked me for the words to this song after talking to a friend of hers. They use to sing this song in church together and could only remember part of the first verse. My mom is in her late 70's and sang the part she remembered to me. She will be so excited to get the rest of the song. Thanks!
Posted:  14 Oct 2010 07:40
We used  to sing this on the last night of summer camp at Lake Murray, Okla.It was so beautiful to hear it as we looked out over the lake. There was a spoken verse at the end that a fellow with a nice voice recited as we hummed. "The stars shine over the earth, the stars shine over the sea. The stars look down from heaven, the stars look down on me. The stars may shine for a million years - for a million years and a day. But my God and I will live and love when the stars have passed away."
Posted:  14 Oct 2010 15:20
I really think this song is older than a copyright 1957, perhaps that copyright is for that particular version. It was sung at my uncle's funeral and he died in 1942.
Posted:  06 Nov 2010 07:17
I first sang this song at First Baptist Church in Mt. Gilead, Ohio.  It has not left my memory since I first sang it in about 1949.  I am 90 years old and know my time here on earth is limited and would like to leave the words for my children to enjoy.  And, I want it sung at my funeral,,,,and I am so glad to have found the words....NOW maybe I can find the music somewhere.....JCallahan65629@roadrunner.com
Posted:  19 Dec 2010 16:46
To the Post of 6 Nov 2010.
You have me somewhat by the age factor but I too am still of the generation when this song was used, both as a hymn and for funerals.  Several years ago, when my mother died unexpectedly, an additional verse came to me which, until now, has not been published.  My wife died suddenly 12/13/10 and I, with GOD's help, along with my daughter plant on singing this at her memorial.

My God I meet, With Jesus safely tendered
I know now what His plans for me have been.
I join the Host that have passed on before me.
My CHRIST I praise and pass to him my Crown.
I join the Host that have passed on before me.
My CHRIST I praise and pass to him my Crown.

As I believe these words are from GOD, the only caveat I place on them is:
"Composed by GOD through William G. Bates"

Memorial will be 11am 27 Dec 2010 at First Baptist Church of El Paso, Tx.

If anyone on this site wishes to contact me, my address is:

William G. Bates
Posted:  28 Dec 2010 07:20
If you want to hear this song, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq3s9YyxWvY
Posted:  04 Feb 2011 15:29
There is a wonderful recording of this song by George Beverly Shea that I found via Napster.

It is from a "vintage" recording from 1959.


You'll notice that if you try to play along with the above recording that it must be quite old because the PITCH on all four of the EP's tracks are slightly out of tune with contemporary digital pitch machines....but there's no finer voice to sing this or any gospel song than GBS!

Dave Nuttall
South Texas Gospel Music Assn.
San Antonio, Texas
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