The New Song

It thrills my soul to hear the songs of praise

Author: J. R. Baxter
Tune: [It thrills my soul to hear the songs of praise]
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 It thrills my soul to hear the songs of praise,
We mortals sing below,
And tho it takes the parting of the ways,
Yet I must onward go;
I hope to hear thru-out unnumbered days,
The song earth cannot know,
They sing in heav'n a new song,
Of Moses and the Lamb.

Refrain:
I want to O to hear angels singing,
To bid me welcome to mansions bright and fair;
I want to hear the glad harps ringing,
With voices blending rich and rare;
I want to O to see the Master bringing,
A precious life-crown that I may own and wear;
I want to hear, hear that mighty chorus sweetly sing,
I want to hear, To hear it swell and ring!

2 The greatest joy that I have ever known,
Is praising Him in song,
I know some day when I have older grown,
My voice will not be strong;
But if good seed for Jesus I have sown,
With angels I'll belong,
They sing in heav'n a new song,
Of Moses and the Lamb. [Refrain]

3 The sweetest song that earth can ever boast,
Was sung when Christ was born,
Yet He who walked the Galileean coast,
Sometimes was sad forlorn;
He left the earth to send the Holy Ghost,
To guide us till that morn,
They sing in heav'n a new song,
Of Moses and the Lamb. [Refrain]

Source: The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #196

Author: J. R. Baxter

Jesse Randall (Pap) Baxter, Jr. (1887-1960) Born: December 8, 1887, Lebanon, Alabama. Died: January 21, 1960. Baxter grew up in De­Kalb Coun­ty, Al­a­ba­ma. In 1926, he bought part of Vir­gil Stamps’ Gos­pel mu­sic firm, which be­came the Stamps-Bax­ter Mu­sic and Print­ing Com­pa­ny, one of the most suc­cess­ful Gos­pel mu­sic pub­lish­ers of the ear­ly 20th Century. Bax­ter ran the com­pa­ny’s Chat­ta­noo­ga, Ten­nes­see, of­fice un­til Stamps’ death in 1940, then moved to Dall­as, Tex­as, to run the main of­fice. Af­ter Bax­ter’s death, his wife, Clarice, ran the bus­i­ness un­til she died; it was then sold to Zon­der­van. Bax­ter was in­duct­ed in­to the South­ern Gos­pel Mu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: It thrills my soul to hear the songs of praise
Title: The New Song
Author: J. R. Baxter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I want to hear angels sweetly sing
Copyright: Public Domain

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Church Gospel Songs and Hymns #639

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Melodies of Love #119

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #837

Sacred Selections for the Church #463

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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