- (Posted 2022-06-28) CPDL #69832:
- Editor: Stuart Moffatt (submitted 2022-06-28). Score information: A4, 1 page, 191 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Sing the dear Saviour
Composer: Louis Bourgeois
Lyricist: Samuel Medley
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)
Instruments: A cappella
The hymn appears in A New Selection of more than eight hundred Evangelical Hymns by John Dobell (1806?)
Original text and translations
Sing the dear Saviour’s glorious fame,
Who bears the Breaker’s wondrous name:
Sweet name! and it becomes him well,
Who breaks down sin, guilt, death and hell.
A mighty Breaker sure is he,
He broke my chains, and set me free;
A gracious Breaker to my soul;
He breaks, and O! he makes me whole.
He breaks through every gloomy cloud,
Which can my soul with darkness shroud;
He breaks the bars of every snare,*
Which hellish foes for me prepare.
He breaks the gates of hardened brass,
To bring his faithful word to pass;
And though with ponderous iron barred,
The Breaker’s love they can’t retard.
Great Breaker! O thy love impart,
Daily to break my stony heart;
O break it, Lord, and enter in;
And break, O break the power of sin!
Break out and shine upon my soul;
One look from thee will make me whole;
Break through my foes to my relief,
And break, O break my unbelief.
Break down my self-sufficient pride,
And let me at thy feet abide;
And there adore thee, mighty Lord,
Who never, never breaks thy word.
By thee I’ll break through every foe,
And joyful on my way I’ll go;
By thee I’ll break death’s cold embrace,
And mount to heaven, and see thy face.
There has my King passed on before,
And there forever I’ll adore;
And in eternity I’ll raise
My song to this great Breaker’s praise
- He breaks through every crafty snare,