The sweetest song my heart e'er sung

The sweetest song my heart e'er sung

Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Tune: [The sweetest song my heart e'er sung]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The sweetest song my heart e’er sung
Was one about my Lord;—
Of pardon free He gave to me,
When I believed His word.

O hallelujah! Jesus saves;
His blood avails for me.
O hallelujah! praise the Lord;
He sets His people free.

2 The hallelujahs, of that hour
Have never passed away,
For Christ abides, whate’er betides;
My soul’s aglow today. [Refrain]

3 No harps on willow branches hang,
But all in tune for God;
My bounding soul, while ages roll,
Will shout His praise abroad. [Refrain]

4 No Babylonian rivers now
Flow by me when I weep;
For tears of joy, without allow,
Are mine while Christ doth keep. [Refrain]

5 Tho’ trials come, and troubles too,
Temptations press severe,
My Jesus is a conqueror,
And tells me not to fear. [Refrain]

6 And still the carol of my soul,
From early morn till night,
Is, “whosoever will may come,”
“And walk with me in white.” [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #152

Author: Henry L. Gilmour

Born: January 19, 1836, Londonderry, Ireland. Died: May 20, 1920, Delair, New Jersey, after a buggy accident. Buried: Wenonah Cemetery, Mantua Township, New Jersey. Gilmour emigrated to America as a teenager. He started working as a painter, then served in the American civil war, where he was captured and spent several months in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia. After the war, he became a dentist. In 1869, he moved to Wenonah, New Jersey, and helped found the Wenonah Methodist Church in 1885. For four decades, he directed the choir at the Pitman Grove Camp Meeting, and worked at camp meetings and revivals in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, and Ridgeview Park, Pennsylvania. His works include: The Silver Trumpet, with Kelso Carter (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The sweetest song my heart e'er sung
Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Refrain First Line: O hallelujah Jesus saves
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