Let me sing, for the glory of heaven
|Let me sing, for the glory of heaven
Like a sunbeam has swept o’er my heart;
I would praise Thee for sins all forgiven,
For Thy love, which shall never depart.
|If Thy works praise Thee, Giver of good,
If the sun shines his praise unto Thee,
If the wind, as it sighs through the wood,
Makes a murmur of song from each tree,
|Then these lips, sure, a tribute shall bring,
Though unworthy the praises must be;
Shall all nature be vocal and sing,
And no psalm of rejoicing from me?
|O wonderful, glorious Redeemer!
I would worship Thee, Savior Divine;
And rejoice, though surrounded with praises,
Thou wilt still hear a song such as mine.
Detroit, MI, United States
Samuel Francis was born in England and became a merchant. At a young age, he began to write poetry. For 73 years, he did open air preaching in Britain and other countries. He helped in the Moody-Sankey campaign in 1873-4 and was also in fellowship with the Brethren. - Songs of the Spirit by Martin
Francis' most famous hymn is "O the deep, deep, love of Jesus", which is probably the inspiration for W. Lee's hymn, "O how deep and how far reaching".
Weymouth, United Kingdom
5. A song of a sinner forgiven,
And a song that is music to Thee;
A song of a pilgrim to heaven,
Yes, a song from a sinner like me!
Additional verse found from The Redemption Hymnal