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I have a song I love to sing,
Since I have been redeemed,
Of my Redeemer, Savior King,
Since I have been redeemed.

Refrain

Since I have been redeemed,
Since I have been redeemed,
I will glory in His Name,
Since I have been redeemed,
I will glory in the Savior’s Name.

I have a Christ Who satisfies
Since I have been redeemed,
To do His will my highest prize,
Since I have been redeemed.

I have a witness bright and clear,
Since I have been redeemed,
Dispelling every doubt and fear,
Since I have been redeemed.

I have a home prepared for me,
Since I have been redeemed,
Where I shall dwell eternally,
Since I have been redeemed.

I have a joy I can’t express,
Since I have been redeemed,
All through His blood and righteousness,
Since I have been redeemed.

E O (Edwin Othello) Excell was born this date, 12/13/1851, in Stark Co, OH.  He was a son of a German Reformed pastor who converted to Christ under a Methodist while leading the music in a revival.  He is said to have published some 50 gospel songbooks and to have written and composed some 2,000 hymns/Gospel songs, including “Since I Have Been Redeemed” “I Am Happy in Him” and the music to “Count Your Blessings” and “I’ll Be a Sunbeam for Jesus.”   Excell assisted evangelist Sam P. Jones in his revival meetings for twenty years.  Excell died 6/10/1921 in Chicago.

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