Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “With Harps and With Viols”
Hymns and Songs

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “With Harps and With Viols”

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “With Harps and With Viols”In Ephesians 5:15-21, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.

Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.

The repeated phrase in this song is taken from Revelation 1:5b-6 (KJV):

Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

With Harps and With Viols

by Arthur T. Pierson (1875)

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “With Harps and With Viols”With harps and with viols, there stand a great throng
In the presence of Jesus, and sing this new song:
Unto Him who hath loved us and washed us from sin,
Unto Him be the glory forever. Amen.

All these once were sinners, defiled in His sight,
Now arrayed in pure garments in praise they unite:
Unto Him who hath loved us and washed us from sin,
Unto Him be the glory forever. Amen.

He maketh the rebel a priest and a king,
He hath bought us and taught us this new song to sing:
Unto Him who hath loved us and washed us from sin,
Unto Him be the glory forever. Amen.

How helpless and hopeless we sinners had been,
If He never had loved us till cleansed from our sin:
Unto Him who hath loved us and washed us from sin,
Unto Him be the glory forever. Amen.

Aloud in His praises our voices shall ring,
so that others believing, this new song shall sing:
Unto Him who hath loved us and washed us from sin,
Unto Him be the glory forever. Amen.

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  • Karen Del Tatto

    Amen!! What a great day that will be!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Another favorite – unto him who has loved us and washed us from sin, unto him be the glory forever amen.

    Hymns minister to my spirit and help keep me grounded.

    Stopping by from #coffeeforyourheart linkup

  • Thanks for the reminder. We often forget we are encouraged to sing songs of worship to our Maker. Beautiful!