Scripture Verse

I will sing and give praise. Psalm 108:1


Words: Will­iam Flint, in Al­le­lu­ia, ed­it­ed by Frank­lin L. Shep­pard (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1915), num­ber 87.

Music: Cliffe Wood Ar­thur Pear­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Flint or Pear­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Singing for Je­sus! prais­ing His name!
Gladly our tongues we em­ploy;
Holiest ser­vice, lof­ti­est aim!
Purest of earth­ly joy.
Blow, ye breez­es, gent­ly blow;
Spread our an­them far and wide:
Jesus all the world must know:
He for all was cru­ci­fied.

Praying to Je­sus! low­ly we bow!
Weeping, our sins we con­fess;
Faithful the pro­mise! sac­red the vow!
Jesus is wait­ing to bless.
Hear in Hea­ven Thy dwell­ing place:
Send the an­swer far and wide:
He who freely gave His grace,
He for all was cru­ci­fied.

Working for Je­sus! striv­ing to save
Children from sor­row and sin!
Helping the help­less! free­ing the slave!
Striving a hea­ven to win.
Aid us, bro­thers, sis­ters, all;
Send the tid­ings far and wide:
Jesus saves from sin and thrall;
He for all was cru­ci­fied.

Resting with Je­sus! la­bor is o’er!
Stilled are the rough waves of strife;
Angels sing wel­come to the blest shore,
Death does but lead us to life.
Children, raise anew your songs;
Send the ech­oes far and wide:
Rest in Christ, ye wea­ry throngs:
He for all was cru­ci­fied.