1 O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer's praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!
2 Jesus! the name that charms our fears
and bids our sorrows cease;
'tis music in the sinner's ears,
'tis life and health and peace.
3 He breaks the power of cancelled sin,
he sets the prisoner free;
his blood can make the foulest clean,
his blood availed for me.
4 He speaks; and, listening to his voice,
new life the dead receive;
the mournful, broken hearts rejoice;
the humble poor believe.
5 Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb,
your loosened tongues employ;
ye blind, behold your Saviour come;
and leap, ye lame, for joy!
6 My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim,
to spread through all the earth abroad
the honours of thy name.
|First Line:||O for a thousand tongues to sing|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1707-1788)|
|Scripture:||Acts 3:6; Acts 3:8; Acts 3:16; Acts 3:19; Ephesians 1:7; Isaiah 35:5-6; John 5:25; John 9:1-12; John 11:38-44; John 20:31; Luke 4:18-19; Luke 7:11-16; Luke 24:47-48; Mark 8:22-26; Matthew 4:4; Matthew 9:33; Matthew 11:5; Matthew 12:22; Psalm 145:1-3; Psalm 145:10-12; Romans 8:6|
|Topic:||Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Public Ministry|
|Composer:||Thomas Haweis (1734-1820)|
|Harmonizer:||Samuel Webbe, the younger (c. 1770-1843)|
|Key:||G Major or modal|