415b. O for a thousand tongues to sing

1 O for a thousand tongues to sing
My dear Redeemer's praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of his grace!

2 Jesus--the name that charms our fears,
That 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
And spread through all the earth abroad
The honours of thy name.

Text Information
First Line: O for a thousand tongues to sing
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: St. Luke: October 18th; Sickness and Healing
Tune Information
Composer: George Thalben-Ball, 1896-1987
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press (from "BBC Hymn Book")

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