The great hymn writer, Charles Wesley (who penned more than 5,500 hymns) wrote this classic and timeless hymn on the one year anniversary of his conversion.
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer’s praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!
My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim,
to spread thro’ all the earth abroad
the honors of your name.
Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
that bids our sorrows cease,
’tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’tis life and health and peace.
He breaks the power of cancelled sin,
he sets the prisoner free;
his blood can make the foulest clean;
his blood availed for me.
To God all glory, praise, and love
be now and ever given
by saints below and saints above,
the Church in earth and heaven.
The question that lays before each of us is: is this true of us? Have we seen the greatness and grandeur of our King of kings. Have we beheld His majesty and been captivated by His splendor to such a degree that we too must proclaim “oh that we might have a thousand tongues upon which we might declare the wonders of Jesus Christ!”
Would you be purposeful in meditating upon and worshiping Jesus today? Don’t sit by or rush through your day – ponder His greatness and declare His goodness. If you won’t, the rocks might have to (Luke 19:40).