O for a thousand tongues to sing (Selby CM)

  • Tune: Selby
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Alfred James Eyre (1853 – 1919)
  • Church Year: Advent and General
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Lyrics Copyright © Public Domain
  • Music Copyright © Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn – O for a thousand tongues to sing – Lyrics

Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing
My great 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 avails 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,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honours of your name.