Friday, July 01, 2005

O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth

Hymn lyrics by Samuel Medley,
Music by Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart,
Adapted by Lowell Mason

Verse 1

O could I speak the matchless worth,
O could I sound the glories forth
Which in my Saviour shine!
I’d soar, and touch the heav’nly strings,
And vie with Gabriel while he sings
In notes almost divine,
In notes almost divine.

Verse 2

I’d sing the precious blood He spilt,
My ransom from the dreadful guilt
Of sin, and wrath divine;
I’d sing His glorious righteousness,
In which all perfect, heav’nly dress
My soul shall ever shine,
My soul shall ever shine.

Verse 3

I’d sing the characters He bears,
And all the forms of love He wears,
Exalted on His throne;
In loftiest songs of sweetest praise,
I would to everlasting days
Make all His glories known,
Make all His glories known.

Verse 4

Soon, the delightful day will come
When my dear Lord will bring me home,
And I shall see His face;
Then with my Savior, Brother, Friend,
A blest eternity I’ll spend,
Triumphant in His grace,
Triumphant in His grace.

1 comment:

robert said...

Judging from your sidebar, you've covered some great hymns. Good on ya! Today's by Samuel Medley is a beautiful hymn of devotion, and the sentiments are still current, even though it's over two centuries old.

Samuel Medley was born 272 years ago today. The story is of his conversion is an interesting one. You can find it on my daily blog about hymns this morning, Wordwise Hymns.