Redeemed – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 363

Redeemed is a beautiful old waltz. In recent years, it’s become a fairly common waltz in the open division at fiddle contests.

It is my understanding that it’s a hymn. I haven’t done the research yet, but there is one thing I do know – It’s a very pretty melody. Oh, and it’s in Eb, and Eb tunes don’t get played enough. I think sometimes it’s because fiddlers have trouble finding accompanists that know them.

Thank you to all of you accompanists out there! We fiddlers could not do what we do without you. We love and appreciate you more than you know.

 

 

Redeemed Hymn Lyrics

Hymn lyrics by Fanny Crosby,
Music by William J. Kirkpatrick

Verse 1
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.
Chorus
Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed,
His child and forever I am.
Verse 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.

Chorus

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

Chorus

Verse 41
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.

Chorus

Verse 52
I know I shall see in His beauty
The King in whose law I delight,
Who lovingly guardeth my footsteps,
And giveth me songs in the night.

Chorus
1Apparently the original verse. See note for verse 5 below.
2Appears in later hymnals; of uncertain origin, maybe added by an editor.

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    This is one of my favorite hymns. I intend to learn this tune well enough to play it in church. Thank you for the beautiful harmonies and interpretation.

  2. says

    Thanks, Nathan. There was also a really cool Sons of the Pioneers tune called "Will there be Sagebrush in Heaven?" I will check that tune out.

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