"Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing"
by Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)
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. My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad,
The honors of Thy name.
3. 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.
4. He breaks the power of canceled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean;
His blood avails for me.
5. Look unto Him, ye nations; own
Your God, ye fallen race,
Look and be saved through faith alone,
Be justified by grace.
6. See all your sins on Jesus laid;
The Lamb of God was slain;
His soul was once an offering made
For every soul of man.
7. Glory to God and praise and love
Be ever, ever given
By saints below and saints above,
The Church in earth and heaven.
Hymn #360 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Acts 4:12
Author: Charles Wesley, 1739, cento
Composer: John B. Dykes, 1875