Hymn: Rejoice ye saints, rejoice and praise

Rejoice ye saints, rejoice and praise
The blessings of redeeming grace;
Jesus, your everlasting tower,
Mocks at the angry tempest’s power.

His love’s a refuge ever nigh,
His watchfulness as mountains high;
His name’s a rock, which winds above,
And waves below can never move.

While all things change, He changes not,
He ne’er forgets, though oft forgot;
His love’s unchangeably the same,
And as enduring as His name.

Rejoice, ye saints, rejoice and praise
The blessings of this wondrous grace;
Jesus, your everlasting tower,
Can bear unmov’d the tempest’s pow’r.

Horatius Bonar

This hymn is from J. C. Ryle’s little book Spiritual Songs, published in 1849, when he was rector of Helmingham, Suffolk. The hymns Ryle selected were not found in the most common hymnbooks of the day.

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Philippians 4.4

Suggested tune: Old Hundredth.

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