Hymns of Grateful Love

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1 Shall hymns of grateful love
Through Heav’n’s high arches ring,
And all the hosts above
Their songs of triumph sing?

And shall we not take up the strain,
And send the echo back again?
And send the echo,
Send the echo,
Send the echo, send the echo back again?

2 Shall every ransomed tribe
Of Adam’s scattered race,
To Christ all power ascribe,
Who saved them by His grace? [Refrain]

3 Shall they adore the Lord
Who bought them with His blood,
And all the love record
That led them home to God? [Refrain]

4 Then spread the joyful sound,
The Saviour’s love proclaim,
And publish all around
Salvation thro’ His Name. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #139

Author: James John Cummins

Cummins, James John, son of a merchant in Cork, Ireland, was born in Cork, May 5, 1795. In 1834 he removed to London, and was for many years a Director of the Union Bank of Australia. He died at Wildecroft, Buckland, Surrey, Nov. 23, 1867. He devoted much time to the study of Hebrew and Theology. He prepared for the use of his children in their preparation for Confirmation, Seals of the Covenant Opened in the Sacraments. This work, including several hymns and poems, was published in 1839. The hymns and other poetical pieces were also published in 1839 as Poetical Meditations and Hymns by the Author of The Seals of the Covenant Opened. In 1849 this work was republished with additions as Hymns, Meditations, and other Poems. The title on the c… Go to person page >

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First Line: Shall hymns of grateful love
Title: Hymns of Grateful Love
Author: James John Cummins
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And shall we not take up the strain
Copyright: Public Domain



Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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