I will sing of my Redeemer

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I will sing of my Redeemer,
  And His wondrous love to me;
On the cruel cross He suffered,
  From the curse to set me free.
  Sing, oh, sing of my Redeemer,
  With His blood He purchased me,
On the cross He sealed my pardon,
    Paid the debt, and made me free.
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I will tell the wondrous story,
  How my lost estate to save,
In His boundless love and mercy,
  He the ransom freely gave.
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I will praise my dear Redeemer,
  His triumphant pow’r I’ll tell,
How the victory He giveth
  Over sin, and death, and hell.
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I will sing of my Redeemer,
  And His heav’nly love to me;
He from death to life hath brought me,
  Son of God with Him to be.
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Francis Y. Chow

Anaheim, California, United States

I will sing of my Redeemer,

And His heav’nly love to me;

He from death to life hath brought me,

Son of God with Him to be.


Ana Lara

United States

A train accident caused the untimely death of Phillip P. Bliss when he was only thirty-eight years old. He was visiting an old childhood friend in Rome, Pennsylvania on December of 1876 and was returning to Chicago with his wife when a railroad bridge near Ashtabula, Ohio, collapsed. The train fell sixty feet into a ravine and caught fire killing one hundred passengers. Bliss survived the fall and escaped through a window. He returned to the wreckage in order to save his wife and in doing so, both died in the fire.

This hymn text by Bliss was found in his trunk which survived the accident. James McGranahan composed this tune shortly after Bliss’s death, while considering Major Whittle’s proposal to replace Bliss as Whittle’s song leader in his future evangelistic campaigns. The hymn had a profound spiritual impact when it was first introduced to a large audience in Chicago. Major Whittle told the crowd how he had found the hymn in Bliss’s trunk and how McGranahan had composed the music for the text and now the writer of this tune would continue the work begun by Bliss.

The hymn first appeared in print in 1877 in “Welcome Tidings, ” a new collection for Sunday schools, compiled by Robert Lowry.


Timothy T. Lafond

Howell, Michigan, United States

I have certainly been set FREE from sin, death and hell. Thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the Cross and the shedding of His most precious blood. Yes He paid my debt, and everyone who REPENTS and believes. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God. Let the Redeemed of the Lord say so!


Anonymous

Searcy, AR, United States

Such great info about Mr. Bliss, Steve. Thank you for sharing!


Kelsie Lee

Banning, California, United States

I dreamed last night I was at a middle East celebration. There was a huge beautiful buffet with delicious food. Then suddenly, I Will Sing of My Redeemer began playing. I began weeping in my dream. God loves all people, and died to save from every tribe, tongue and nation......


Bette

Raleigh, NC, United States

All the comments & stories on this web page were such a a blessing. I know I found this site by God's guiding hand. I was looking for the words to 'I Will Sing of My Redeemer' for my praise, prayer & Bible time & wa-la I found much more. The Lord our God is an awesome all knowing Father. He knows what we need & when we need it.


Jissy Vijith

Jleeb, Kuwait

Lord Jesus Christ is our Blessed Redeemer... Thank You so much for redeeming us from this material world.


Leigh Powell

United Kingdom

A redeemer is someone who buys something for the buyers use. People are by nature sinners, and when the Lord Jesus redeems someone, He sets them free from sin and its eternal consequences, for use in His household, meet for the master's use (2 Corinthians 4 verse 7). Jesus redeems His people from sin and its eternal destiny.


Susan Fjeldheim

Denver, Colorado, United States

Thank you so much for the encouragement I found here from other brothers and sisters of like faith!!

What a glorious thing to know God has chosen each one of us and we come from all over the world and yet we know the same God. God is truly good and does all things well, Praise His holy name!! Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name!!


Lucy Austin

Picayune, Miss., United States

Beautiful.