Monday, 9 January 2017

I Will Sing of My Redeemer Hymn Lyrics And Story

I Will Sing of My Redeemer is one of those hymns that are simple but yet beautiful. It is a song that I have come to love since I first learnt in a choir a long time ago.

The words of this song came from the pen of Philip P. Bliss in 1876 and music was composed by James McGranahan in 1877.

This song will have been lost forever during train accident which caused Philip P Bliss death. He had survived the initial clash but met his death when he tried to rescue his wife.

The words of this song were found in his belongs later on.

Another interesting incident related to this song is that it is one of the first ever songs to be recorded.

Philip P Bliss
During the demonstration of a phonograph, a Thomas Edison invention, in New York George Stebbins made a recording of this song.

George Stebbins was one of the most famous musicians and evangelists of his time.

Below are the lyrics of this sweet hymn, I Will Sing of My Redeemer.


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.

I will tell the wondrous story,
How my lost estate to save,
In His boundless love and mercy,
He the ransom freely gave.

I will praise my dear Redeemer,
His triumphant pow’r I’ll tell,
How the victory He giveth
Over sin, and death, and hell.

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.

Below is a video of this beautiful hymn, I Will Sing of My Redeemer. This is  a recording at one of the Gaither Homecoming concerts.



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