1 Oh, bliss of the purified! bliss of the free!
I plunge in the crimson tide open for me!
O'er sin and uncleanness exulting I stand,
And point to the print of the nails in His hand.
Oh, sing of His mighty love,
Sing of His mighty love,
Sing of His mighty love
Mighty to save!
2 Oh, bliss of the purified! Jesus is mine,
In dread condemnation, no longer I pine;
In conscious salvation I sing of His grace,
Who lifted upon me the smile of His face! [Chorus]
3 Oh, bliss of the purified! bliss of the pure!
No wound hath the soul that His blood cannot cure;
No head sorrow bowed but may sweetly find rest,
No tears but may vanish on His loving breast. [Chorus]
4 Oh, Jesus, the Crucified! Thee will I sing!
My blessed redeemer! my God and my King!
My soul filled with rapture, shall shout o'er the grave,
And triumph at death in the "Mighty to Save!" [Chorus]
Bottome, F., S.T.D., was born in Derbyshire, England, May 26, 1823. In 1850, having removed to America, he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopalian Church; and in 1872 he received the degree of S.T.D. from Dickinson's College, Carlisle, Penn. In addition to assisting in the compilation of B. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, London, 1872: Centenary Singer, 1869; Hound Lake, 1872, he has written:—
1. Come, Holy Ghost, all sacred fire. Invocation of the Holy Spirit. Appeared in R. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, 1872. It is in several collections, including the Ohio Hymn Book of the Evangelical Association, 1881, No. 364.
2. Full salvation, full salvation. Joy of full Salvation. Written in 1871, and published in a collection by D… Go to person page >