Scripture Verse

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. Galatians 3:13

Introduction

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Philip P. Bliss
1838–1876

Words: Phi­lip P. Bliss, 1876. This is per­haps the last hymn Bliss wrote be­fore he died in a train wreck. He sur­vived the in­i­tial crash, but was killed try­ing to res­cue his wife. The lyr­ics were found in his be­long­ings af­ter the ac­ci­dent.

This song is one of the first ev­er re­cord­ed on a pho­no­graph: George Steb­bins made the re­cord­ing dur­ing a de­mon­stra­tion of Tho­mas Ed­i­son’s new in­ven­tion in New York Ci­ty.

Music: Burn­ley James Mc­Gra­na­han, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan
1840–1907
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Lyrics

I will sing of my Redeemer,
And His wondrous love to me;
On the cruel cross He suffered,
From the curse to set me free.

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Sing, oh sing, of my Redeemer,
With His blood, He purchased me.
On the cross, He sealed my pardon,
Paid the debt, and made me free.

I will tell the wondrous story,
How my lost estate to save,
In His boundless love and mercy,
He the ransom freely gave.

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I will praise my dear Redeemer,
His triumphant power I’ll tell,
How the victory He giveth
Over sin, and death, and hell.

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I will sing of my Redeemer,
And His heav’nly love to me;
He from death to life hath brought me,
Son of God with Him to be.

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