Scripture Verse

I the Lord am thy Savior and thy Redeemer. Isaiah 49:26

Introduction

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Daniel W. Whittle
(1840–1901)

Words: Dan­iel W. Whit­tle, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 6, by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York and Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main and John Church, 1891), num­ber 9.

Music: Am­is­tad James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan
(1840–1907)

Lyrics

How sweet the joy that fills my soul,
Christ is my Redeemer;
His precious blood has made me whole,
Christ is my Redeemer;
My sins were all upon Him laid,
A full atonement He hath made,
For me He hath the ransom paid;
Christ is my Redeemer.

Tho’ Satan oft my way oppose,
Christ is my Redeemer;
With this I boldly meet my foes,
Christ is my Redeemer;
’Twas this that gave me life and light,
’Tis this that nerves me for the fight,
’Tis this my hope that shines so bright;
Christ is my Redeemer.

When trials come I still confess,
Christ is my Redeemer;
He gives me grace each care to bless,
Christ is my Redeemer;
He guides and keeps me day by day,
He closer comes when dark the way,
He doth with this my fears allay;
Christ is my Redeemer.

The victory by this I gain,
Christ is my Redeemer;
By this I break sin’s galling chain,
Christ is my Redeemer;
And if He tarry and I sleep,
My dying hour this hope shall keep,
That when He comes the grave to reap,
Christ is my Redeemer.