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210. O for a thousand tongues to sing

1 O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer's praise,
the glories of our God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!

2 Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
that bids our sorrows cease;
such music in the sinner's ears,
is 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, you dumb,
your loosened tongues employ;
you 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 your name.

Text Information
First Line: O for a thousand tongues to sing
Alterer: Charles Wesley, 1707-88 (alt.)
Meter: 86.86 extended
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Atonement; Grace; Healing (4 more...)
Notes: May also be sung to RICHMOND 405, and to LYDIA 218 (the last line of each verse is repeated)
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Jarman, 1776-1861
Meter: 86.86 extended
Key: G Major
Copyright: Arrangement © Australian Hymn Book Co.

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