1 Oh, 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,
that bids our sorrows cease,
'tis music in the sinner's ears,
'tis life, and health, and peace.
3 He speaks, and, list'ning to his voice,
new life the dead receive;
the mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
the humble poor believe.
4 Hear him, you deaf; his praise, ye dumb,
your loosened tongues employ;
ye blind, behold your Savior come;
and leap, you lame, for joy.
5 Look unto him, ye nations: own
your God, ye fallen race;
look, and be saved by faith alone;
be justified by grace.
6 My gracious Master and my Lord,
assist me to proclaim,
and spread through all the earth abroad
the honors of thy name.
|First Line:||O for a thousand tongues to sing|
|Title:||O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1740)|
|Scripture:||Isaiah 61:1-3; Habakkuk 2:4; Luke 4:18-19; Romans 1:17; Romans 5:1|
|Topic:||Hymns with Descants|
|Composer (melody, later form):||T. Haweis (1794)|
|Composer (desc.):||C. S. Lang|