Scripture Verse

I will sing and give praise. Psalm 108:1

Introduction

Words: Will­iam Flint, in Al­le­lu­ia, ed­it­ed by Frank­lin L. Shep­pard (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1915), num­ber 87.

Music: Cliffe Wood Ar­thur Pear­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Singing for Jesus! praising His name!
Gladly our tongues we employ;
Holiest service, loftiest aim!
Purest of earthly joy.
Blow, ye breezes, gently blow;
Spread our anthem far and wide:
Jesus all the world must know:
He for all was crucified.

Praying to Jesus! lowly we bow!
Weeping, our sins we confess;
Faithful the promise! sacred the vow!
Jesus is waiting to bless.
Hear in Heaven Thy dwelling place:
Send the answer far and wide:
He who freely gave His grace,
He for all was crucified.

Working for Jesus! striving to save
Children from sorrow and sin!
Helping the helpless! freeing the slave!
Striving a heaven to win.
Aid us, brothers, sisters, all;
Send the tidings far and wide:
Jesus saves from sin and thrall;
He for all was crucified.

Resting with Jesus! labor is o’er!
Stilled are the rough waves of strife;
Angels sing welcome to the blest shore,
Death does but lead us to life.
Children, raise anew your songs;
Send the echoes far and wide:
Rest in Christ, ye weary throngs:
He for all was crucified.