O for a thousand tongues to sing

O for a thousand tongues to sing
  My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King,
  The triumphs of His grace.
My gracious Master and my God,
  Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad,
  The honors of Thy name.
Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
  That bids our sorrows cease;
’Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
  ’Tis life, and health, and peace.
His love my heart has captive made,
  His captive would I be,
For He was bound, and scourged and died,
  My captive soul to free.
He breaks the power of canceled sin,
  He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean;
  His blood availed for me.
So now Thy blessed Name I love,
  Thy will would e’er be mine.
Had I a thousand hearts to give,
  My Lord, they all were Thine!

Copenhagen, Denmark

Oh for a thousand tongues....

One of my favourite hymns in this universe!

All praise to God for his mercies. Amen

Dada, Folorunsho

Mowe, Ogun, Nigeria


Amaka Johnson

Festac, Lagos, Nigeria

The Holy Spirit just reminded me of this hymn to gladden my heart.

Had I a thousand heart to give

My Lord they all were thine.

Glory be to God.

Owodiong Okon

Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Behold my Lord and Saviour!

He came to set the captive free,

He came to release the prisoner,

He came to loose my tongue, correct my sight and give me a listening hear.

I'll forever praise His Holy name.

Mwila Mulenga

Kitwe, Copperbelt, Zambia

He breaks the power of cancelled sin

He sets the prisoner free

His blood can make the foulest clean

His blood availed for me

Christianna Koslosky

Proctor, MT, United States

He breaks the power of forgiven sins. He sets the prisoner free!

Jesus! The triumphs of your grace. Can I trust your process?

Can I come?

Can I receive your grace so that I can know true freedom?

What love you have for me,

O Captain of my Salvation,

Captain of Suffering,

my Deliverer and my God!


Praise you Lord

Erwin Bate

Tyler, Texas, United States

praise the Lord Jesus for your precious Name


Lynchburg, Virginia, United States

To Mark 2021

White Hall, Arkansas, United States. When I thought of the meaning of "charms my fears," I recalled a use by older people. My grandmother used to speak of a snake charming a bird. During this process the bird became basically too frozen to move. I think of Jesus making our fears frozen stiff with their fear of him. He removes their ability to function. Through charming the snake is able to destroy the bird without resistance, and Jesus is able to disable and destroy our fears--they are helpless to resist him. Then we are calmed but our fears are brought under control. Just thought I would share. If you'd never heard charm used that way, this may give new insight to that wording. I love this song.

Marco Naccarati

Monrovia, CA, United States

He set us free, Amen!

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