Scripture Verse

In His love and in His pity He re­deemed them. Isaiah 63:9


James M. Black (1856–1938)

Words: Phil­ip H. Wool­sey, Pre­cious Gems No. 1 (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Will­iam A. Pond, 1881), num­ber 1.

Music: Odi­sha James M. Black, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wool­sey (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Black,


Come, join the glo­ri­ous Gos­pel band,
And sing re­deem­ing love;
Let prais­es to our God and king
Ascend to Heav’n above.


Come, sing His love,
Come, sing His love,
Come sing re­deem­ing love.

Come, sing the bless­èd Sav­ior’s name:
Rejoice to make it known;
His love through all the world pro­claim;
His mercy free­ly own.


How pre­cious is that love di­vine
By Je­sus free­ly giv’n!
It cheers the soul, the heart, the mind,
And helps us on to Heav’n.