Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I Will Sing of My Redeemer


SONG WRITER: Philip Bliss                        

MUSIC BY: James McGranahan

HYMN HISTORY: The hymn "I Will Sing of My Redeemer," was found in a piece of baggage rescued from a fiery train wreck on the day of December 20, 1876.  The author, 38 year old Philip P. Bliss, had been traveling with his wife to Chicago to help in the D. L. Moody Tabernacle service.  In Ohio, a bridge collapsed and the train plunged into an icy river bed.  It is said that Bliss survived the fall and climbed out through a coach window only to  return, looking for his wife.  Reunited, they died together in the flaming wreckage.  This hymn is a very simple expression of the truth of the Gospel.

BIBLE VERSE:  1 Chronicles 16:9 - "Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all His wondrous works."

HYMN LYRICS:

I will sing of my Redeemer and his wondrous love to me;
On the cruel cross He suffered, from the curse to set me free.

Refrain:
Sing, oh, sing of my redeemer, with His blood He purchased me,
On the cross He sealed my pardon, paid the debt, and made me free.

I will tell the wondrous story, how my lost estate to save,
In His boundless love and mercy, He the ransom freely gave.

Refrain

I will praise my dear Redeemer, His triumphant power I'll tell,
How the victory He giveth over sin, and death, and hell.

Refrain

I will sing of my Redeemer and His heavenly love for me;
He from death to life hath brought me, Son of God, with Him to be.

Refrain

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