O FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING

 

FULL BAND

INTRO 1: G

 

INTRO 2/INTERLUDES:  

G                     D/F#  

G    Em    C     G   

 

 

    G                          

O for a thousand tongues to sing

                                     D/F#

My great Redeemer’s praise,

       G                     Em

The glories of my God and King,

       C                        G

The triumphs of His grace.

 

 

      G                          

My gracious Master and my God, 

                            D/F#

Assist me to proclaim, 

       G                                 Em

To spread through all the earth abroad 

       C                      G

The honors of Thy name.

 

 

      G                          

He breaks the power of canceled sin, 

                                    D/F#

He sets the prisoner free; 

       G                                Em

His blood can make the foulest clean, 

       C                           G

His blood availed for me.

 

 

      G                          

He speaks, and, listening to His voice, 

                                D/F#

New life the dead receive, 

        G                         Em

The mournful, broken hearts rejoice, 

        C                      G

The humble poor believe.

 

    G                          

Jesus, the Name that charms our fears 

                                     D/F#

That bids our sorrows cease;

       G                  Em

'Tis music in the sinner's ears,

       C                                G

'Tis life, and health, and peace.

 

 

       G                          

See all your sins on Jesus laid 

                                      D/F#

The Lamb of God was slain, 

       G                           Em

His soul was once an offering made 

       C                  G

For every soul in pain.

 

 

      G                          

Glory to God, and praise and love 

                        D/F#

Be ever, ever given, 

       G                        Em

By saints below and saints above, 

       C                                G

The church in earth and heaven.

 

 

    G                          

O for a thousand tongues to sing

                                    D/F#

My great Redeemer’s praise,

       G                     Em

The glories of my God and King,

       C                        G

The triumphs of His grace.

Written by Charles Wes­ley, 1739

Recording and arrangement by Nathan Drake, 2021

 

ACOUSTIC

(Suggested Capo 4)

C                          Am

O for a thousand tongues to sing

                                    G

My great Redeemer’s praise,

C                          F

The glories of my God and King,

C            G          C

The triumphs of His grace!

 

 

C                          Am

My gracious Master and my God,

                      G

Assist me to proclaim,

C                          F

To spread through all the earth abroad

C            G          C

The honors of Thy name.

 

 

C                          Am

He breaks the power of canceled sin,

                                G

He sets the prisoner free;

C                          F

His blood can make the foulest clean,

C            G          C

His blood availed for me.

 

 

C                          Am

He speaks, and, listening to His voice,

                               G

New life the dead receive,

C                          F

The mournful, broken hearts rejoice,

C            G          C

The humble poor believe.

 

 

C                          Am

Look unto Him, ye nations, own

                              G

Your God, ye fallen race;

C                          F

Look, and be saved through faith alone,

C            G          C

Be justified by grace.

 

 

C                          Am

See all your sins on Jesus laid:

                                     G

The Lamb of God was slain,

C                          F

His soul was once an offering made

C            G          C

For every soul in pain.

 

 

C                          Am

Glory to God, and praise and love

                       G

Be ever, ever given,

C                          F

By saints below and saints above,

C            G          C

The church in earth and heaven.

 

 

C                          Am

O for a thousand tongues to sing

                                    G

My great Redeemer’s praise,

C                          F

The glories of my God and King,

C            G          C

The triumphs of His grace!

Written by Charles Wes­ley, 1739

Recording and arrangement by Nathan Drake, 2021