Forgiveness! 'tis a joyful sound

Forgiveness! 'tis a joyful sound

Author: Thomas Gibbons
Tune: MIGDOL
Published in 73 hymnals

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1 Forgiveness! 'tis a joyful sound
To malefactors doomed to die;
Publish the bliss the world around;
Ye seraphs, shout it from the sky!

2 'Tis the rich gift of love divine;
'Tis full, out-measuring every crime;
Unclouded shall its glories shine,
And fee no change, by changing time.

3 O'er sins unnumbered as the sand,
And like the mountains for their size,
the seas of sovereign grace expand,
The seas of sovereign grace arise.

4 For this stupendous love of heaven
What grateful honors shall we show?
Where much transgression is forgiven
Let love in equal ardors glow.

5 By this inspired, let all our days
With various holiness be crowned,
Let truth and goodness, prayer and praise
In all abide, in all abound.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Thomas Gibbons

Gibbons, Thomas, was born at Beak, near Newmarket, May 31, 1720; educated by Dr. Taylor, at Deptford; ordained in 1742, as assistant to the Rev. Mr. Bures, at Silver Street Chapel, London; and in 1743 became minister of the Independent Church, at Haberdashers' Hall, where he remained till his death, Feb. 22, 1785. In addition to his ministerial office he became, in 1754, tutor of the Dissenting Academy at Mile End, London; and, in 1759, Sunday evening lecturer at Monkwell Street. In 1760 the College at New Jersey, U.S., gave him the degree of M.A. and in 1764 that of Aberdeen the degree of D.D. His prose works were (1) Calvinism and Nonconformity defended, 1740; (2) Sermons on various subjects, 1762; (3) Rhetoric, 1767; (4) Female Worthies,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Forgiveness! 'tis a joyful sound
Author: Thomas Gibbons
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d204

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #333

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d82

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d167

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d88

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d89

Christian Hymns to be used by the Children of God. 2nd ed. #d56

Christian Work-songs #d47

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d137

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #600

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Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #52

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Hymns of Grace and Truth #192

Hymns of Grace and Truth. 2nd ed. #d81

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #126

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 4th ed. #d53

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #S21

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S308

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #S21

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Sacred Poetry #184

Select Hymns #d119

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Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #223

The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d63

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d168

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #188

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #322

The Centennial Hymnal #d91

The Christian Hymnal #d172

The Christian Hymnist #d140

The Church and School #d49

The Congregation #d38

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d124

The Praise Hymnal #d92

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #805

Village Hymns #d152

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #159

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