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Where shall my soul begin to sing

Where shall my soul begin to sing

Author: William Sanders
Tune: ST. SAVIOUR (Baker 11716)
Published in 4 hymnals

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1. Where shall my soul begin to sing
The great Redeemer’s love?
To praise the everlasting King,
Who left His throne above?

2. O love, what a delightful theme!
How charming is the sound!
Twas love that did the world redeem,
No other help was found.

3. Angels have strove, but all in vain,
To view the great design;
’Tis mystery all: they can’t explain
The depth of love divine.

4. My feeble song I cannot raise
As angels do above;
Yet while I’ve breath I’ll sing the praise
Of this redeeming love.

5. And when I lose this stammering tongue,
I’ll sing as loud as they;
Salvation shall be all my song
Through one eternal day.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7355

Author: William Sanders

Sanders, William, a Primitive Methodist minister, who was alive in 1881, but concerning whom we have no later information, left the home connexion after some years of labour, and undertook pastoral duty at Pottsville, U.S.A., in 1838. In the early days of the Primitive Methodist movement Sanders assisted H. Bourne (p. 165, i.) in compiling the hymn-books for the use of the Connexion. In hymn-writing they often worked together, and numerous hymns in the old collections of the denomination are signed jointly as, "H. B. & W. S.," and again as “W. S. & H. B." In the Primitive Methodist Hymnal of 1887 the following hymns are by him from the Collection of Hymns for Camp Meetings, &c, 1821, in which they are signed "W. S.":— 1. Behold, what… Go to person page >

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First Line: Where shall my soul begin to sing
Author: William Sanders



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