Scripture Verse

Thou hast redeemed me. Psalm 31:5


Words: George F. Root, 1884.

Music: Theme by Charles H. Car­roll, chor­us by George F. Root (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Car­roll (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

George F. Root (1820–1895)


Would you know why Christ, my Sav­ior,
Is my con­stant theme and song?
Why to seek His lov­ing fa­vor
Is my joy the whole day long?


He re­deemed me, He re­deemed me,
How the ran­somed choir
Repeat it o’er and o’er!
He re­deemed me, He re­deemed me,
Glory, glo­ry be to Him for­ev­er­more.

Oh, the days are full of glad­ness
That I spend in His em­ploy;
I can ban­ish care and sad­ness
In that song of heav’n­ly joy.


Come, be­lov­èd, bow be­fore Him,
Seek the par­don of your king,
That on earth you may ad­ore Him,
And with saints in glo­ry sing.