1 O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer's praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!
2 Jesus! the name that charms our fears
and bids our sorrows cease;
'tis music in the sinner's ears,
'tis life and health and peace.
3 He breaks the power of cancelled sin,
he sets the prisoner free;
his blood can make the foulest clean,
his blood availed for me.
4 He speaks; and, listening to his voice,
new life the dead receive;
the mournful, broken hearts rejoice;
the humble poor believe.
5 Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb,
your loosened tongues employ;
ye blind, behold your Saviour come;
and leap, ye lame, for joy!
6 My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim,
to spread through all the earth abroad
the honours of thy name.
|First Line:||O for a thousand tongues to sing|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1707-1788)|
|Topic:||Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Public Ministry|
|Composer:||Thomas Haweis (1734-1820)|
|Harmonizer:||Samuel Webbe, the younger (c. 1770-1843)|