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Sweeter sounds than music knows

Composer

R. Mather

SATB and organ

Words by John Newton

Text

Sweeter sounds than music knows
  charm me, in Emmanuel's Name;
all her hopes my spirit owes
  to His birth, and cross, and shame.

When He came the angels sang
  glory be to God on high,
Lord, unloose my stammering tongue,
  who should louder sing than I.

Did the Lord a man become
  that He might the law fulfill,
bleed and suffer in my room,
  and canst thou, my tongue, be still?

No, I must my praises bring,
  though they worthless are, and weak;
for should I refuse to sing
  sure the very stones would speak.

O my Saviour, Shield, and Sun,
  Shepherd, Brother, Husband, Friend,
every precious name in one;
  I will love Thee without end.

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Sweeter Sounds - Mather

Sweeter sounds - Mather

Created 15-Sep-08


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