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Words by Charles Wesley (1707-1788), 1739Tune: AZMON, by Carl G. Gläser (1784-1829), 1828. Arranged by Lowell Mason (1792-1872).Key signature: G major (1 sharp)Time signature: 3/4Meter: 18.104.22.168.(C.M.)Public Domain1. O for a thousand tongues to sing My great Redeemer’s praise, The glories of my God and King, The triumphs of His grace!2. My gracious Master and my God, Assist me to proclaim, To spread through all the earth abroad The honors of Thy name.3. 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.4. He breaks the pow’r of canceled sin, He sets the prisoner free; His blood can make the foulest clean, His blood availed for me.6. Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb, Your loosened tongues employ; Ye blind, behold your Savior come, And leap, ye lame, for joy.Additional stanzas:5. He speaks, and, listening to His voice, New life the dead receive, The mournful, broken hearts rejoice, The humble poor believe.7. In Christ your Head, you then shall know, Shall feel your sins forgiven; Anticipate your heaven below, And own that love is heaven.8. Glory to God, and praise and love Be ever, ever given, By saints below and saints above, The church in earth and heaven.9. On this glad day the glorious Sun Of Righteousness arose; On my benighted soul He shone And filled it with repose.10. Sudden expired the legal strife, ’Twas then I ceased to grieve; My second, real, living life I then began to live.