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Hymn: O thou God of my salvation (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: O thou God of my salvation

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 8s 7s and 4s


Hymn Number: 27

Page Number: 035, click to see hymnal pages


O THOU God of my salvation,
My Redeemer from all sin,
Moved by thy divine compassion,
Who hast died my heart to win,
I will praise thee;
Where shall I thy praise begin?

Though unseen, I love the Saviour;
He hath brought salvation near,
Manifests his pard'ning favor,
And, when Jesus doth appear,
Soul and body
Shall his glorious image bear.

While the angel choirs are crying
Glory to the great I AM!
I with them will still be vying,
Glory! glory to the Lamb!
O how precious
Is the sound of Jesus' name!

Angels now are hov'ring round us,
Unperceiv'd they mix the throng,
Wond'ring at the love that crown'd us,
Glad to join the holy song;
Love and praise to Christ belong!

Now I see with joy and wonder,
Whence the gracious spring arose;
Angel minds are lost to ponder
Dying love's mysterious cause;
Yet the blessing
Down to all, to me, it flows.

This hath set me all on fire;
Strongly glows the flame of love;
Higher mounts my soul, and higher,
Struggles for its swift remove:
Then I'll praise Him
In a nobler strain above!