O could I speak the matchless worth
O could I speak the matchless worth. Samuel Medley* (1738-1799).
This was Hymn I in Medley’s Hymns. The public worship and private devotions of true Christians assisted, in some thoughts in verse: principally drawn from select passages of the word of God (1800). It began:
Not of terrestrial mortal themes, Not of the world’s delusive dreams, My soul attempts to sing; But of that theme divinely true, Ever delightful, ever new, My Jesus and my King.
The hymn was prefaced by ‘Sing forth the Honour of his Name, make his Praise glorious. Ps. lxvi. 2.’ The hymn as it later became well-known began with...
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