…singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.@Colossians 3:16
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William F. Sherwin (1826-1888)

William F. Sherwin, Heart and Voice (Cincinnati, Ohio: John Church, 1881), page 3.

Virginia Beach William F. Sherwin, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

With heart and voice, in holy exultation,
Our sacrifice of praise to God we bring;
And offer thus, in humble adoration,
Our thanks to Him who gave us power to sing.

To Thee, O Christ, we grateful homage render,
With souls upborne on wings of sacred song;
For Thy great love to us, so kind and tender,
Our noblest, sweetest strains we would prolong.

O Holy Spirit, help our weak endeavor;
Inspire our souls to worship and rejoice;
To Father, Son and Thee, both now and ever,
Be highest praise from every heart and voice!