The Great Redeemer
Words by Francis Foster, 1915
Music by Samuel W. Beazley, 1915
Key signature: D major (2 sharps)
1. How I love the great Redeemer Who is doing so much for me; With what joy I tell the story Of the love that makes men free. Till my earthly life is ended, I will send songs above, Then beside the crystal sea More and more my soul shall be Praising Jesus and His love.
Refrain: He is everything to me, to me, He is everything to me, And everything shall always be; I will never cease to raise A song of gladness in His praise; Here, and in the world above, My soul shall sing of saving love; Life and light and joy is He, The precious Friend who died for me.
2. He has purchased my redemption, Rolled my burden of sin away, And is walking on beside me, Growing dearer day by day. That is why I sing His praises, That is why joy is mine, That is why forevermore On the everlasting shore I shall sing of love divine.
3. Glory be to Him forever! Endless praises to Christ the Lamb! He has filled my life with sunshine, He has made me what I am. Oh, that everyone would know Him, Oh, that all would adore! Oh, that all would trust the love Of the mighty Friend above And be His forevermore.