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Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it!
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed through His infinite mercy,
His child and forever I am.

Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed,
His child and forever I am.

2. Redeemed, and so happy in Jesus,
No language my rapture can tell;
I know that the light of His presence
With me doth continually dwell.

3. I think of my blessèd Redeemer,
I think of Him all the day long:
I sing, for I cannot be silent;
His love is the theme of my song.

4. I know there’s a crown that is waiting,
In yonder bright mansion for me,
And soon, with the spirits made perfect,
At home with the Lord I shall be.

                        (Words – Fanny Crosby, Music William Kirkpatrick)

William J Kirkpatrick was born on this date 2/27/1838 at Duncannon, Penn­syl­vania.  He composed the melodies to which we sing “He Hideth My Soul,” “’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus,” “Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It” and scores more.  Kirkpatrick wrote the words and music to “Lord, I’m Coming Home.”  The son of a teacher and a musician, Kirkpatrick in 1854 went to Philadelphia, to study music and learn a trade (was a carpenter for 3 yrs).  In 1855, he joined the Wharton Street Methodist Church, there were few church organs then – his violin and cello were in demand. Kirkpatrick died 9/20/1921 at Ger­man­town, Penn­syl­vania.

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