Scripture Verse

Being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:8


John Newton

Words: John New­ton, Ol­ney Hymns (Lon­don: W. Ol­iv­er, 1779), Book 3, num­ber 87, alt. Praise to the Re­deem­er.

Music: Ac­cra James Mc­Gra­na­han, 1904 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

James McGranahan



Prepare a thankful song
To our Re­deem­er’s name!
His praises should employ each tongue
And every heart inflame!

He laid His glo­ry by,
And dreadful pains endured;
That rebels, such as you and I,
From wrath might be secured.

Upon the cross He died,
Our debt of sin to pay;
The blood and water from His side
Wash guilt and filth away.

And now He pleading stands
For us, before the throne;
And answers all the Law’s demands,
With what Himself hath done.

He sees us, willing slaves
To sin, and Satan’s power;
But, with an outstretched arm, He saves,
In His appointed hour.

The Holy Ghost He sends
Our stubborn souls to move;
To make His enemies His friends,
And conquer them by love.

The love of sin departs,
The life of grace takes place,
Soon as His voice invites our hearts
To rise and seek His face.

The world and Satan rage,
But He their power controls;
His wisdom, love, and truth, engage
Protection for our fouls.

Tho’ pressed, we will not yield,
But shall prevail at length,
For Je­sus is our sun and shield,
Our right­eous­ness and strength.

Assured that Christ our king,
Will put our foes to flight;
We, on the field of battle, sing
And triumph, while we fight.