The theme eternal

O, could my voice make the universe

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Oh, could my voice make the universe ring]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Oh, could my voice make the universe ring,
Love still my theme should be;
More than has ever been sung I would sing
Of Jesus who suffered for me;
Mountains and valleys their voices should raise,
Sun, moon, and stars above,
All should repeat thro’ the ages my praise
Of Christ and His wonderful love.

Refrain:
Praise Him, praise Him, Jesus the King above;
Praise Him, ye nations, ye throngs on high,
Sing of His mercy and love;
Honor, glory, His thro’ the ages shall be,
Honor, and glory, and praise to the Lamb
Who suffered death for me.

2 Had I a thousand more years still to live
Here in this earthly place,
All to my Savior divine I would give,
Extolling His wonderful grace;
Stars for my crown should be ever my aim,
“More love to Thee” my plea,
Sweeter and sweeter my voice should proclaim
The Savior who suffered for me. [Refrain]

3 Soon in the land where the ransomed rejoice,
I with my Lord shall be;
Then I shall sing with a far sweeter voice,
In praise of His goodness to me.
There, near the throne of my glorified King,
With all the throngs above,
Sweeter as age follows age, I shall sing
Of Christ and His wonderful love. [Refrain]

Source: Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #160

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: O, could my voice make the universe
Title: The theme eternal
Author: James Rowe

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A Messenger for Jesus #d210
Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #160TextAudioPage Scan
Enduring Hymns #d146
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