Scripture Verse

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


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).

Alternate Tune:

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



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.


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.


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


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.