When I Think of the Goodness of Jesus

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Happy "When I Think of the Goodness of Jesus" Day! JUN 29

Today, we celebrate “When I Think Of The Goodness Of Jesus” Day! This is being done to give praise, honor, and glory to God! We also, humbly commemorate my paternal grandmother, Bertha Valentine James, the 1936 composer of this globally renowned gospel song.

As the song was written to give praise, honor, and glory to God – we found it fitting to set aside a day that we can get together worldwide to offer praise, and give thanks to God! June 29th was chosen as the annual “GOODNESS DAY”, the day before BVJ’s birth date, June 30th, 1896.

Gather, friends, family, and church family to sing “When I Think Of The Goodness Of Jesus”. We want to encourage thankfulness and positivity as we ‘think of the goodness of Jesus”. SO JOIN US! You are invited to be part of the global celebration! Please attach your videos and MP3s. We want to hear you all singing, “When I Think Of The Goodness Of Jesus”.

In the attached recording (MP3), so everyone can clearly hear the melody, the first chorus is just as it was originally written by Bertha Valentine James. The remainder of the song was co-arranged by BVJ’s grandson, John James III, and accompanist, Rob Robinson. 


 "When I Think of the Goodness of Jesus MP3"


 “When I ThinkOf The Goodness Of Jesus”


When I think of the goodness of Jesus

And what He has done for me;

Then my soul cries out, Hallelujah!

Praise God for setting me free.

Verse 1

When I think how he went up Golgotha,

Up Calvary’s old rugged hill;

How He gave up His life to save me
And His precious blood He did spill.


When I think how He makes ways for me,

He supplies me with shelter and food.

How He gives me a desire to serve Him

And all of His blessings are good.



Sometimes I feel sad and lonely;

I would give up in despair,

But I hear His sweet voice when He whispers,

I see, I know, and I care.



Now, I ask Him daily to lead me;

Let each step be steady and true.

Ever keep my heart clean and honest,

And Lord, let my words be few.