Scripture Verse

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever. Psalm 89:1

Introduction

Words: James J. Cum­mins, Seals of the Co­ve­nant Opened in the Sac­ra­ments 1839.

Music: Dar­wall’s 148th John Dar­wall, in The New Un­i­vers­al Psalm­o­dist, by Aar­on Will­iams, 1770 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Cum­mins or Dar­wall (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Shall hymns of grateful love
Through Heav’n’s high arches ring,
And all the hosts above
Their songs of triumph sing;
And shall we not take up the strain,
And send the echo back again?

Shall they adore the Lord,
Who bought them with His blood,
And all the love record
That led them home to God;
And shall not we take up the strain,
And send the echo back again?

O spread the joyful sound,
The Savior’s love proclaim,
And publish all around
Salvation through His name;
Till all the world take up the strain,
And send the echo back again.