Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #81: Prepare A Thankful Song

Hymn #80 Hymn #82

Christ

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81 (S.M.) John Newton

Prepare a thankful song,

To the Redeemer's name!

His praises should employ each tongue

And ev'ry heart enflame!

He laid His glory by,

And dreadful pains endured:

That rebels such as you and I

From wrath might be secured.

Upon the cross He died,

Our debt of sin to pay,

The blood and water from His side

Wash guilt and filth away.

And now He pleading stands

For us before the throne;

And answers all the law's demands,

With what Himself hath done.

The Holy Ghost He sends,

Our stubborn souls to move;

To make His enemies His friends,

And conquer them by love.

The world and Satan rage,

But He their pow'r controls;

His wisdom, love, and truth engage

Protection for our souls.

Though pressed, we will not yield,

But shall prevail at length,

For Jesus is our sun and shield,

Our righteousness and strength.

Hymn #80 Hymn #82