Scripture Verse

Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud. Psalm 149:5


Words & Mu­sic: Charles C. Cou­sins, in Song-Land Mes­sen­ger Com­plete, re­vised and en­larged edi­tion, ed­it­ed by Hor­ace N. Lin­coln & An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter (Dal­las, Tex­as & Dal­ton, Georg­ia: Sho­wal­ter-Lin­coln & A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1894), num­ber 75 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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How can I keep from sing­ing all the day?
Now that my sins are all washed away?
How can I keep from shout­ing out with glee,
Since Christ my Sav­ior has died for me?


I am saved by the blood of the Lamb,
I am saved by the blood of the Lamb.
I am saved by the blood of the Lamb,
Glory, glo­ry, hal­le­lu­jah.

Once was my heart so vile and full of sin;
It seemed that Christ could not en­ter in.
But such as me He came to re­deem,
And His all-cleans­ing blood made me clean.


Oh, I’m so hap­py and so full of joy
Now that my sins can no more an­noy;
And I must shout and tell to all around,
What a dear Sav­ior I have found.