O could I speak the matchless worth

O could I speak the matchless worth

Author: Samuel Medley (1789)
Tune: ARIEL
Published in 714 hymnals

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1 O could I speak the matchless worth,
O could I sound the glories forth
Which in my Savior shine,
I'd soar and touch the heavenly strings,
And vie with Gabriel while he sings
In notes almost divine,
In notes almost divine.

2 I'd sing the precious blood He spilt,
My ransom from the dreadful guilt
Of sin and wrath divine!
I'd sing His glorious righteousness,
In which all perfect heavenly dress
My soul shall ever shine,
My soul shall ever shine.

3 I'd sing the characters He bears,
And all the forms of love He wears,
Exalted on His throne.
In loftiest songs of sweetest praise,
I would to everlasting days
Make all His glories known,
Make all His glories known.

Amen.


Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #176

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

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First Line: O could I speak the matchless worth
Author: Samuel Medley (1789)
Meter: 8.8.6.8.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #176

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The Baptist Hymnal #192

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #110

The Sacred Harp #396

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #177

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Worship and Service Hymnal #233

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #82

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