1 Sing to the Lord a new melodious song:
Assist the Choir, ye tribes of every tongue:
Wide as the world his sovereign mercy reigns;
Wide as the world resound the rapturous strains
Ye Angels, join the joyful acclamation,
And sing the Love, that brings to me Salvation.
2 His gracious eye behold in full survey,
Where Adam's race in mingled ruin lay:
No human aid the danger could avert;
No Angel's hand could soothe the raging smart;
In his own breast divine compassion rises,
And the grand scheme the host of Heaven surprises.
3 God's only Son which heavenly glories bright,
His Father's fairest image and delight,
Justice and grace the victim have decreed,
To wear our flesh, and in that flesh to bleed;
Prostrate in dust, ye sinners, all adore him,
And tremble, while your hearts rejoice before him.
4 The wondrous work is done; the Covenant stood,
And Christ atones for human guilt with blood;
Nailed to the tree he bows his sacred head;
A mangled corpse he sojourns with the dead;
Rising, the Gospel sends through every nation;
Sinners believe, and gain complete salvation.
5 Father of grace, accept our humble praise
O let it run through everlasting days!
And thou, blest Savior, spotless Lamb of God,
Accept the souls dear-ramsomed with thy blood.
And to those songs, form all our feeble voices,
In which the choir round thy bright throne rejoices.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
Display Title: God's love to the world in sending Christ for its RedemptionFirst Line: Sing to the Lord a new melodious songMeter: As 50th PsalmScripture: John 3:16Date: 1799Subject: God | His Goodness; God | His mercy; Redemption manifests God's love |
Display Title: God's love to the world in sending Christ for its RedemptionFirst Line: Sing to the Lord a new melodious songMeter: As 50th PsalmScripture: John 3:16Date: 1802Subject: God | His Goodness; God | His mercy; Redemption manifests God's love |