Hear the words our Savior hath spoken

Hear the words our Savior hath spoken

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [Hear the words our Savior hath spoken]
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 Hear the words our Saviour hath spoken,
Words of life, unfailing and true;
Careless one, prayerless one, hear and remember,
Jesus says, "Blessed are they that do."

Blessed are they that do his commandments,
Blessed are they, blessed are they;
Blessed are they that do his commandments,
Blessed, blessed, blessed are they.

2 All in vain we hear his commandments,
All in vain his promises, too;
Hearing them, fearing them, never can save us,
Blessed, O blessed are they that do. [Chorus]

3 They with joy may enter the city,
Free from sin, from sorrow and strife,
Sanctified, glorified, now and forever,
They may have right to the tree of life. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #55

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. ... Some of his verses have obtained wide popularity in most English-speaking countries. T… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the words our Savior hath spoken
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: Blessed are they that do his commandments



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