Scripture Verse

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


Words: D. H. Koch, in Fair as the Morn­ing, ed­it­ed by John H. Kurz­en­kna­be & W. War­ren Bent­ley (Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: J. H. Kurz­en­kna­be & Sons, 1891), num­ber 126.

Music: Ken­dal Green Charles E. Poll­ock, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Koch’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Poll­ock (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


I will sing the wondrous story,
Of salvation full and free,
How my Savior left His glory
To redeem and ransom me.


I will sing the wondrous story,
Though but young in years I be;
Jesus came from realms of glory
To redeem and ransom me.

Heavenly story of salvation!
How the Son of God on high
Came to earth in rich compassion,
Gave Himself for us to die.


I will sing this blessèd story,
Gladly sing it everywhere,
Of the Savior’s matchless glory,
And the love His children share.


I will sing the story sweetly,
And when life is sinking low,
I will trust Him then completely,
For my Savior loves me so.