O for a thousand tongues (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!
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.

O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer's praise,
to tell the world the glories
of my God and King,
the triumph of his grace!

He breaks the pow'r of cancelled sin,
he sets the pris'ner free;
his blood can make the foulest clean;
his blood availed for me.
He speaks, and list'ning to his voice,
new life the dead receive,
the mournful broken hearts rejoice,
the humble poor believe.


Hear him you deaf, his praise you dumb
your loosened tongues employ.
You blind behold your Saviour come
and leap, you lame, for joy.
My gracious Master and my God
assist me to proclaim
and spread though all the earth abroad
the honours of your name.


He breaks the pow'r of cancelled sin.
He sets the pris'ner free.
His blood can make the foulest clean,
his blood availed for me.
And list'ning to his voice
new life the dead receive,
the broken hearts rejoin,
the humble poor receive.

2002 Make Way Music
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