Singing Women of Texas Southeast ChoirOne of my favorite songs we are singing with the Singing Women of Texas this year is entitled “I Sing Because I’m Happy.” It is arranged by Kenneth Paden and adapted by Rollo Dilworth. Not only is it a great SSA arrangement of the chorus to “His Eye is On the Sparrow,” but it is also a very uplifting setting, slightly different than the  familiar tune.

 The verse is not included in this arrangement, but the song is a response to the questions: Why do I feel discouraged? Why do the shadows fall? 

I have lived in those shadows. I have been discouraged many times. Hindsight always shows me how God carried me through those times and how He strengthened me. Foresight is not always so clear. I have to remind myself that God will deliver as He promises again and again. I need to trust Him and ask Him in the midst of the storm, “What do You want me to learn this time, Lord?” As I grow older, it gets easier to dSinging Women of Texas Southeast Choiro that. It doesn’t usually hurt any less, but my joy and my song are still easily found in the middle of it.

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Singing Women of Texas Southeast at Westbury Baptist Church, 2009

I can agree with the lyricist Civilla Marin: “I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free. His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.” Are you struggling today? Sing something. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It doesn’t have to be on pitch. Sing it to an audience of one—the Lord Jesus Christ. He is there, He is listening, and He cares for you even more than the sparrow.

Hear this wonderful SSA arrangement here:

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What’s not to love about a trip to Seabrook? The Space Center, the Boardwalk, the sunshine and, most importantly, First Baptist Church of Seabrook. The Singing Women of Texas Southeast have performed at this church many times. A few times prior to the big fire, and just a few weeks after the reopening of the renovated facility. We are excited to be returning to one of our favorite congregations. 

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NASA near FBC Seabrook

On Sunday, March 26, the Singing Women of Texas Southeast will sing for the 6:00 p.m. worship service. We hope you will arrive early and get a good seat. I will never forget the time we were singing there and we closed with Untitled Hymn. Half way through the song, a man walked up the aisle and knelt sobbing at the altar. He renewed his life in Jesus that night. The church had been praying for him. It is a memory I won’t forget.

If you would like directions to FBC Seabrook, visit our Singing Women Concert Page. Our concerts are always free and there is something for all ages and musical tastes. A love offering will be taken and CDs will be for sale in the lobby. Take a piece of us home with you!



It’s that time again! All eight chapters of Singing Women of Texas are going on a mission tour around central and west Texas. We have many opportunities of service on this tour paired with lots of singing, fellowship and fun. This 2017 “Lone Star Tour” begins in San Marcos on June 19 featuring a concert at FirSinging Women Greater Houston Christian Choirst Baptist Church of San Marcos, Texas on June 20 and concludes with a final concert at the First Baptist Church of Wylie, Texas on June 25. The tour will feature concerts and mission events in San Antonio, Abilene, Lubbock and more. Our ladies will have hands-on ministry opportunities in local prisons, nursing homes and homeless shelters. You can support our efforts by making a donation to our chapter to help defray the expenses. Each member pays for their travel, meals and lodging on the trip. There are no salaries paid to leadership for Greater Houston Christian Choir.

The Singing Women of Texas choirs are sponsored by Texas Baptists and have been in existence for over twenty years. We have traveled to varies cities and states in the South. Our music is a blend of hymns, gospel and inspirational music that has stood the test of time. Many of our songs are