O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, Part 2 (Hymn)

O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
Charles Wesley (1739)

On this glad day the glorious Sun
Of Righteousness arose;
On my benighted soul He shone
And filled it with repose.

Sudden expired the legal strife,
‘Twas then I ceased to grieve;
My second, real, living life
I then began to live.

Then with my heart I first believed,
Believed with faith divine,
Power with the Holy Ghost received
To call the Savior mine.

I felt my Lord’s atoning blood
Close to my soul applied;
Me, me He loved, the Son of God,
For me, for me He died!

I found and owned His promise true,
Ascertained of my part,
My pardon passed in heaven I knew
When written on my heart.

Look unto Him, ye nations, own
Your God, ye falled race;
Look, and be saved through faith alone,
Be justified by grace.

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.

Harlots and publicans and thieves
In holy triumph join!
Saved is the sinner that believes
From crimes as great as mine.

Murderers and all ye hellish crew
In holy triumph join!
Believe the Savior died for you;
For me the Savior died.

With me, your chief, ye then shall know,
Shall feel your sins forgiven;
Anticipate your heaven below,
And own that love is heaven.

I had not heard most of these verses before and I wish I had as they are great verses.  Most hymnals that I have seen only have four or five of the first verses of the song in them.  But these verses are worthy of being in any hymnal.  When you read verses like this and think about them, you can’t help but be one of those “thousand tongues” that sing our Great Redeemer’s praise!  What a wonderful Saviour!

2 responses to this post.

  1. This was just so good, Ben, and I was drawn to keep reading all the verses! Thank you and God bless you as you keep finding us hymns!


    • I couldn’t believe it when I saw all of these verses! I’ve know this song for a long time, and I thought there were only 4 or 5 total verses. They are all great! I’m glad you enjoyed them!


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