Friday, December 21, 2007

O for a thousand tongues to sing.


O for a thousand tongues to sing
my dear Redeemer's praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!
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.
He breaks the power of cancelled sin,
he sets the prisoner free:
his blood can make the foulest clean;
his blood availed for me.
He speaks; and, listening to his voice,
new life the dead receive,
the mournful broken hearts rejoice,
the humble poor believe.Hear him,
ye deaf; his praise,
ye dumb,your loosened tongues employ;
ye blind, behold your Saviour come;
and leap, ye lame, for joy!
My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim
and spread through all the earth abroad
the honours of thy name.
If I could ever hear this sung by thounsand people. It would be one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Music is a big part of my life, through each day.

6 comments:

sarah marie said...

Abby and I were just singing that song this morning while we were cleaning our room. But that would be so neat to here a thousand people singing that. I like listening to music on youtube, especially hymns sung by people with different languages. I have heard hymns that we sing all the time sung by Spanish, German, Chinese and English (of course) and it sounds so cool.

Joseph said...

you were singing????? wow thats like me saying no to rootbeer! hehe. no you sing all the time in church, but it not able to be heard by anyone other than you. which makes me think. do you agree with the Crockers that women are to be quiet in services?

sarah marie said...

haha. I don't agree with them, but I was influenced by them. I try to participate but its hard sometimes. Well maybe all the time. Chelsea hears me, and she says I have a "beautiful voice" but that IO need to sing louder.

Joseph said...

um I didn't understand that last sentence. "but that IO need to sing louder".

sarah marie said...

Chelsea says I need to sing louder. My finger slipped and I put an o in there. The o is right next to the I.

Joseph said...

ok that makes sense.