Scripture Verse

O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Sing unto the Lord, bless His name; show forth His salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:1–2

Introduction

Words: J. Mil­ton Akers, in Wreath of Praise, by Asa Hull (New York; Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Da­ni­el W. Knowles, John Church & Hen­ry A. Sum­ner, 1879), page 13.

Music: Asa Hull (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ak­ers’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Asa Hull
1828–1907

Lyrics

Sing on, my soul, thy mission prove,
Sing sweetly on that song of love;
Uphold the right, condemn the wrong,
And triumph by the power of song.

Refrain

Sing on, sing on,
Sing on, my soul, sing sweetly on;
Sing on, sing on,
Till all of sin and self has gone.

Sing on, my soul, the glad refrain,
Thy mission cannot prove in vain;
Sing out the false in heart and mind;
Sing errors out of every kind.

Refrain

Sing in the beau­ti­ful and true,
O sing that song for­ev­er new;
Sing in the reign of faith and love,
Sing sweetly on, thy mission prove.

Refrain