W. J. Govan


A WORTHY song I wish to sing

Of Thine exceeding worth;

For who like Thee, my God, my King,

Most high o’er all the earth.


By Christ redeemed, I ne’er can tell

His agony and loss;

My life to save, my foes to quell,

He triumphed by thee cross.


Nor can I tell the wealth of bliss

Which Thou hast made His own;

For ne’er was sorrow dark as this,

Nor joy so radiant known.


It overflows to this sad earth,

And thrills each raptured heart;

It wakens mournful souls to mirth;

How good, how glad Thou art.


My heart with praise would overflow,

Responsive I would sing;

Rejoice Thy happiness to know;

Thy Well-beloved is King.


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