177. O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth

1 O could I speak the matchless worth,
O could I sound the glories forth
Which in my Savior shine,
I'd soar, and touch the heav'nly strings,
and vie with Gabriel while he sings
in notes almost divine,
in notes almost divine.

2 I'd sing the precious blood he spilt,
my ransom from the dreadful guilt
of sin, and wrath divine:
I'd sing his glorious righteousness,
in which all perfect, heav'nly dress
my soul shall ever shine,
my soul shall ever shine.

3 I'd sing the characters he bears,
and all the forms of love he wears,
exalted on his throne:
in loftiest songs of sweetest praise,
I would to everlasting days
make all his glories known,
make all his glories known.

4 Well, the delightful day will come
when my dear Lord will bring me home,
and I shall see his face;
then with my Savior, Brother, Friend,
a blest eternity I'll spend,
triumphant in his grace,
triumphant in his grace.

Text Information
First Line: O could I speak the matchless worth
Title: O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth
Author: Samuel Medley (1789)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 8.8.6.8.8.6.6.
Scripture: Revelation 5:11-12
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Praise; Christ: Kingly Office of; Christ: Love and Grace of (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ARIEL
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1836)
Meter: 8.8.6.8.8.6.6.
Key: C Major



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