Scripture Verse

Sing unto the Lord, bless His name; show forth His salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:2


Words: Will­iam San­ders, in Col­lect­ion of Hymns for Camp Meet­ings, 1821.

Music: St. Sav­iour (Bak­er) Fred­er­ick G. Bak­er, in the Bris­tol Tune Book, Se­cond Se­ries (Lon­don: No­vel­lo, Ew­er, 1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of San­ders or Bak­er (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Where shall my soul begin to sing
The great Re­deem­er’s love?
To praise the ev­er­last­ing King,
Who left His throne above?

O love, what a delightful theme!
How charming is the sound!
Twas love that did the world redeem,
No other help was found.

Angels have strove, but all in vain,
To view the great design;
’Tis mystery all: they can’t explain
The depth of love divine.

My feeble song I cannot raise
As angels do above;
Yet while I’ve breath I’ll sing the praise
Of this redeeming love.

And when I lose this stammering tongue,
I’ll sing as loud as they;
Salvation shall be all my song
Through one eter­nal day.