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The Sweetness of a Thousand Tongues

The sweetness of a thousand tongues

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Tune: [The sweetness of a thousand tongues]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The sweetness of a thousand tongues
Is poured this day in song,
The sweetness of a thousand themes
Its melodies prolong.
No art is needed to awake
The gladness of this day,
Its advent summons all the earth,
Its homage here to pay.

2 The incense of a thousand souls
Before the mercy-seat,
Is wafted as a fragrant cloud
This welcome day to greet.
Full joyously the voice of praise
Ascends the upper skies,
And borne upon the wings of love
The songs of gladness rise.

3 The gladness of a thousand hearts
In blest contagion spreads,
And o’er the nations of the earth
Its sweetest radiance sheds.
No art is needed to awake
The gladness of this day,
Its radiance summons all the earth
Its homage there to pay.

Source: Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #156

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey. Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The sweetness of a thousand tongues
Title: The Sweetness of a Thousand Tongues
Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Kingdom Songs #156

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The Church School Hymnal #10

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