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Hymn: Now begin the heavenly theme (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Now begin the heavenly theme

Topic: <no topic given>

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


Meter: 7s


Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 128, click to see hymnal pages


NOW begin the heavenly theme,

Song aloud in Jesus's name;

You who his salvation prove,

Triumph in redeeming love.

You, who see the Father's grace

Beaming in the Saviour's face,

As to Canaan on you move

Praise and bless redeeming love.

Mourning souls, dry up your tears,

Banish all your guilty fears;

See your guilt and curse remove,

Cancelled by redeeming love.

You, alas! who long have been

Willing slaves of death and sin,

Now from bliss no longer rove,

Stop and taste redeeming love,

Welcome all by sin oppressed,

Welcome to his sacred rest;

Nothing brought him from above-

Nothing but redeeming love.

He subdued th' infernal powers,

Those tremendous foes of ours

From their cursed empire drove,

Mighty in redeeming love.

Hither, then, your music bring,

Strike aloud each cheerful string;

Mortals, join the hosts above,

Join to praise redeeming love.