1 Sweeter sounds than music knows,
Charm me in Emmanuel's name;
All her hopes my spirit owes
To his birth, and cross, and shame.
2 When he came the angles sung,
"Glory be to God on high;"
Lord, unloose my stamm'ring tongue,
Who shall louder sing than I?
3 Did the LORD a man become,
That he might the law fulfil,
Bleed and suffer in my room,
Canst thou then my tongue, be still?
4 No, I must my praises bring,
Though they worthless are and weak;
For, should I refuse to sing,
Sure the very stones would speak.
5 O my Saviour, Shield and Sun,
Shepherd, Brother, husband, Friend,
Ev'ry precious name in one,
I will love thee without end.
|First Line:||Sweeter sounds than music knows|
|Title:||Praise for the Incarnation|
|Topic:||Incarnation of Christ; Praise: For the incarnation|