Words & Music by: Margaret J. Harris, 19th Century (1865-1919)
This song was composed by Margaret Jenkins Harris in 1865. She and her husband John were active in their church and were also song evangelists at the General Holiness Convention in Chicago. Margaret was known for playing the organ when she and her husband would sing together. She is also remembered for her powerful messages as a preacher.
Hymns of Glorious Praise, Springfield, Missouri: Gospel Publishing House, 1969.
LYRICS: I Will Praise Him
1. When I saw the cleansing fountain
Open wide for all my sin,
I obeyed the Spirit’s wooing,
When He said, “Wilt thou be clean?”
I will praise Him! I will praise Him!
Praise the Lamb for sinners slain;
Give Him glory, all ye people,
For His blood can wash away each stain.
2. Tho' the way seems straight and narrow,
All I claimed was swept away;
My ambitions, plans and wishes,
At my feet in ashes lay.
3. Then God’s fire upon the altar
Of my heart was set aflame;
I shall never cease to praise Him
Glory, glory to His Name!
4. Blessèd be the Name of Jesus!
I’m so glad He took me in;
He’s forgiven my transgressions,
He has cleansed my heart from sin.
5. Glory, glory to the Father!
Glory, glory to the Son!
Glory, glory to the Spirit!
Glory to the Three in One!