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Hymn: O could I speak the matchless worth (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: O could I speak the matchless worth

Topic: <no topic given>

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


Meter: 8s and 6s

Tune: Hedding or Gorham

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 407, click to see hymnal pages


O COULD I speak the matchless worth,

O could I sound the glories forth,

Which in my Saviour shine;

I'd soar and touch the heav'nly strings,

And vie with Gabriel while he sings,

In notes almost divine.

I'd sing the precious blood He spilt,

My ransom from the dreadful guilt,

Of sin and worth divine;

I'd sing his glorious righteousness,

In which all perfect heav'nly dress,

My soul shall ever shine.

I'd sing the character He bears,

And all the forms of woe he wears,

Exalted on his throne:

In loftiest songs of sweetest praise,

I would to everlasting day,

Make all his glories known.

Well-the delightful day will come,

When my dear Lord will bring me home,

And I shall see his face:

Then with my Saviour, Brother, Friend,

A blest eternity I'll spend,

Triumphant in his grace.