I Will Sing of My Redeemer

I received these lyrics in an email from my son this past week…

I will sing of my Redeemer

He who took the nails for me

I’ve been purchased, I’ve been pardoned

Bound to Him I’m truly free

I will sing of my Redeemer

How He sought me while a slave

Loosed me from the curse of sin and

From the power of the grave

[Chorus:]

I will sing of my Redeemer

Lift my voice to praise my Lord

Ransomed by His blood and mercy

I am His forevermore

I will sing of my Redeemer

He who bore my cross, my curse

Came a servant, chose to suffer

Lifted up and cast from earth

I will sing of my Redeemer

Lift my voice to praise my Lord

Ransomed by His blood and mercy

I am His forevermore

I will sing

I will sing

I will sing of my Redeemer

Tell about the grace I’ve known

Here on earth with those forgiven

And one day around His throne

[Chorus:]

I will sing of my Redeemer

Lift my voice to praise my Lord

Ransomed by His blood and mercy

I am His forevermore

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Words: Phil­ip P. Bliss, 1876. This is per­haps the last hymn Bliss wrote be­fore he died in a train wreck. He sur­vived the in­i­tial crash, but was killed try­ing (un­suc­cess­ful­ly) to res­cue his wife. The lyr­ics were found in his be­long­ings af­ter the ac­ci­dent.

This song is one of the first ever re­cord­ed on a phon­o­graph. George Steb­bins made the re­cord­ing dur­ing a dem­on­stra­tion of Thom­as Ed­i­son’s new in­ven­tion in New York C­ity.

Music: James Mc­Gran­a­han, 1877
(from cyberhymnal.org)

Today’s Missional Challenge

Reflect on the lyrics of this hymn – “I Will Sing of My Redeemer.” Allow the reality of Christ’s sacrifice for your redemption to express itself in praise to God.

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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