Don’t Skip the Third Verse

Ever had one of those moments when you read or hear something and just thing Wow. Well that happened last Sunday when we were singing O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing. The third verse just really hit me. I’m sure I’ve read it before but I guess I hadn’t thought about the words. Of course, it was the third verse, the one that gets skipped a lot.

He breaks the power of canceled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me.

Christ’s death not only bought my salvation but set me free. I’m have freedom and am no longer bound to the old stuff and junk in my past. Yes, I know it isn’t a new revelation but sometimes it is good to be reminded of the basics.

Found this video of David Crowder teaching/playing his arrangement of O For a Thousand Tongues to sing. He tells some of the story behind the hymn.

I think that Cyber Hymnal has all 19 of Charles Wesley’s orignial verses. I didn’t count them all but it certainly has a lot of verses most that I have never seen before.

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