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!
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!

Ese Oghenekohwoeya

Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

Hallelujah 🙌


Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Indeed His blood makes the foulest clean. Jesus, your blood availest for me. Thank you Jehovah God.

Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

The music of “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing, ” is old “Azmon” by Carl Glasër. He was born on May 4, 1784 in Weibenfels, Germany and died August 16, 1824 in Barmen, Germany. He received his musical training from his father (a composer and cantor of the town church). His father was Carl Ludwig T. Glaezer and his mother Marie Amalie Ziesche.

In 1813-1814 Glasër served as a volunteer in the Napoleonic Wars. In 1815 he became music director in Barmen where he also taught piano and violin. Carl was well known for his writings, conducting, and choral music.


Phc, Rivers, Nigeria

I wish I could sing this hymn when we all get to heaven.

Hear ye deaf, his praise ye dumb

Your lossen tongues employe,

Ye blind behold your saviour come,

And leap ye lame for Joy.


White Hall, Arkansas, United States

On the third verse of this old hymn, I strongly think it should replace the word “charms” with CALMS. “Jesus the name that calms our fears and and bids our sorrows cease! ”

Charms is seemingly an enticement of evil. Jesus calms us, for He is the Master over all our storms.

Opeyemi Adeoti

Lagos, Nigeria

Praise the Lord(6ce)

Praise Everlasting King.

I love the melodies, while growing up, I look forward to hearing my mum sing this song whenever she is taking her bath.

Kenneth Robert

Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Great music 👍