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Redeeming Love

Like some sweet bird that upward flies

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Like some sweet bird that upward flies]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Like some sweet bird that upward flies,
My soul to heav’nly heights would rise,
And while I mount to worlds above,
Would sing of Christ’s redeeming love.

Redeeming love, redeeming love!
The grandest theme, all themes above;
My soul with joy her wings would prove
And sing of Christ’s redeeming love.

2 Like some sweet flow’r of spring that wakes,
When sun and show’r its slumber breaks,
My soul would rise from doubt and gloom,
And in His love eternal bloom. [Refrain]

3 Redeeming love! Oh can it be
That Jesus shed His blood for me?
His glorious name I will adore,
And praise and bless Him evermore. [Refrain]

Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #36

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like some sweet bird that upward flies
Title: Redeeming Love
Author: Fanny Crosby
Refrain First Line: Redeeming love



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Hymns that Help #17

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The Christian Church Hymnal #147

The Church Hymnal #d226

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The Master's Call #15

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Young People's Songs of Praise #36

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