Category Archives: Rejoicing

No. 137 Oh, For a Thousand Tongues

This is one my favorite hymns, but I don’t believe I’ve ever seen it with this Verse 2.

Old Air: “Away the Bowl”

Verse 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!
My gracious Master, and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,–
To spread thro’ all the earth abroad,
The honors of Thy name.

Verse 2:
Jesus! the name that charms my fears,
That bids our sorrow cease;
‘Tis music in the sinner’s ears;
‘Tis life, and health, and peace,
He speaks, and, list’ning to His voice,–
New life the dead receive;
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice;
The humble poor believe.

Wesley/Arr. by T.M.T.

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No. 101: Singing from the Heart

This is the hymn on the other side of the bobby pin marker. Of course, I have no way of knowing who put the pin there or why, but I wonder if one of these two songs had special meaning to a previous owner of the hymnal. Perhaps God will be kind enough to let me ask her or him when I reach Heaven.

Verse 1:
If you have a pleasant tho’t,
Sing it, sing it;
As the birds sing in their sport,
Sing it from the heart;
Does the Holy Spirit move,
For the children of His love–
Sing and point the home above,
Sing it from the heart.

Refrain:
Singing, singing from the heart,
Oh, the joy our songs impart!
Jesus, bless the tuneful art,
Singing from the heart.

Verse 2:
Ev’ry gracious deed of His,
Sing it, sing it;
Nothing sounds so well as this,
Sing it from the heart;
How the Lord walked on the wave,
Rescued Laz’rus from the grave,
Died our guilty souls to save,
Sing it from the heart.

Verse 3:
Are you weary, are you sad–
Sing it, sing it;
Make yourselves and others glad,
Sing it from the heart;
Blessed ones before His face,
Sing of Christ’s atoning grace,
Give the Savior endless praise,
Sing it from the heart.

R. Morris, L.L.D./H.R. Palmer

No. 87: Jesus, the Light of the World

Verse 1:
Hark! the Herald angels sing,
Jesus, the Light of the world;
Glory to the newborn King,
Jesus, the Light of the world.

Refrain:
We’ll walk in the light, beautiful light,
Come where the dewdrops of mercy are bright,
Shine all around us by day and by night,
Jesus, the Light of the world.

Verse 2:
Joyful all ye nations rise,
Jesus, the Light of the world;
Join the triumphs of the skies,
Jesus, the Light of the world.

Verse 3:
Christ by highest heav’n adored,
Jesus, the Light of the world;
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Jesus, the Light of the world.

Verse 4:
Hail! the heav’n-born Prince of peace,
Jesus, the Light of the world;
Hail the sun of righteousness,
Jesus, the Light of the world.

G.D.E./Geo. D. Elderkin

No. 60 Singing On

Verse 1:
Singing on amid the sunshine,
Yearning not for days of yore,
All my path a scene of gladness,
Shining brightest on before;
Singing ever, sighing never,
And rejoicing evermore;
Singing ever, sighing never,
And rejoicing evermore.

Verse 2:
Trusting on amid the darkness,
Looking for the further shore,
Calmly waiting for the morning,
When the shadows shall be o’er;
Trusting ever, doubting never,
And rejoicing evermore;
Trusting ever, doubting never,
And rejoicing evermore.

Verse 3:
Hoping on amid the conflict,
When the battle rages sore
Tho’ the heart all crush’d and breaking,
Wounded, bleeds at ev’ry pore;
Hoping ever, fearing never,
And rejoicing evermore;
Hoping ever, fearing never,
And rejoicing evermore.

Verse 4:
Shouting on amid death’s waters,
Heeding not their sullen roar,
Shouting back in holy triumph,
From the ever-blessed shore;
Shouting ever, fearing never,
And rejoicing evermore;
Shouting ever, fearing never,
And rejoicing evermore.

Rev. C.R. Pattee/C.E. Pollock

Jesus Saves!

The second half of Verse 3 is my favorite part of this hymn. Through the mercy and sacrifice of Christ, we need not fear death. It is only the beginning of our eternal life!

Verse 1:
We have heard the joyful sound,
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Spread the tidings all around:
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Bear the news to every land,
Climb the steeps and cross the waves,
Onward! ’tis our Lord’s command;
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Verse 2:
Waft it on the rolling tide;
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Tell to sinners far and wide:
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Sing, ye islands of the sea;
Echo back, ye ocean waves;
Earth shall keep her jubilee:
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Verse 3:
Sing above the battle strife;
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
By His death and endless life,
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Sing it softly thro’ the gloom
When the heart for mercy craves;
Sing in triumph o’er the tomb,
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Verse 4:
Give the winds a mighty voice;
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Let the nations now rejoice,
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Shout salvation full and free,
Highest hills and deepest caves;
This our song of victory,
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Priscilla J. Owens/Wm.J. Kirkpatrick

Ring the Bells of Heaven

Verse 1:
Ring the bells of heaven! there is joy today,
For a soul, returning from the wild;
See! the Father meets him out upon the way,
Welcoming His weary, wand’ring child.

Refrain:
Glory! glory! how the angels sing,
Glory! glory! how the loud harps ring;
‘Tis the ransomed army, like a mighty sea,
Pealing forth the anthem of the free.

Verse 2:
Ring the bells of heaven! there is joy today,
For the wanderer now is reconciled;
Yes, a soul is rescued from his sinful way,
And is born anew a ransomed child.

Verse 3:
Ring the bells of heaven! spread the feast today,
Angels, swell the glad triumphant strain!
Tell the joyful tidings! bear it far away!
For a precious soul is born again.

Rev.Wm.O. Cushing/Geo.F. Root

Happy Day

Verse 1:
O happy day that fixed my choice
On Thee, my Saviour and my God!
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,
And tell its raptures all abroad.

Refrain:
Happy day, happy day,
When Jesus washed my sins away;
He taught me how to watch and pray,
And live rejoicing ev’ry day;
Happy day, happy day,
When Jesus washed my sins away.

Verse 2:
O happy bond that seals my vows
To Him who merits all my love;
Let cheerful anthems fill His house,
While to that sacred shrine I move.

Verse 3:
‘Tis done, the great transaction’s done;
I am my Lord’s and He is mine;
He drew me, and I follow’d on,
Charm’d to confess the voice divine.

Verse 4:
Now rest, my long-divided heart,
Fix’d on this blissful centre, rest;
Nor ever from thy Lord depart,
With Him of every good possess’d.

Verse 5:
High Heaven, that heard the solemn vow,
That vow renew’d shall daily hear,
Till in life’s latest hour I bow,
And bless in death a bond so dear.

P. Doddridge/From E.F. Rimbault