Scripture Verse

The four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints. Revelation 5:8


Arthur T. Pierson

Words: Arthur T. Pier­son, 1874. When Dan­iel Whit­tle and Phi­lip Bliss con­duct­ed a six-week cam­paign in De­troit, Mi­chi­gan, they stayed in Pier­son’s home. Pier­son gave Bliss these words and was im­pressed that Bliss withd­rew for a sea­son of pray­er be­fore com­pos­ing the mu­sic.

Music: Chat­ta­noo­ga Phi­lip P. Bliss (🔊 pdf nwc).

Philip P. Bliss


With harps and with vials,
There stand a great throng
In the presence of Jesus,
And sing this new song:


Unto Him who hath loved us
And washed us from sin,
Unto Him be the glory forever, Amen.

All these once were sinners,
Defiled in His sight,
Now arrayed in pure garments
In praise they unite:


He maketh the rebel
A priest and a king,
He hath bought us and taught us
This new song to sing:


How helpless and hopeless
We sinners had been,
If He never had loved us
Till cleansed from our sin:


Aloud in His praises
Our voices shall ring,
So that others believing,
This new song shall sing: