He Is Able to Deliver Thee

'Tis the grandest theme through the ages rung

Author: W. A. Ogden (1887)
Published in 164 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. 'Tis the grandest theme thro' the ages rung;
'Tis the grandest theme for a mortal tongue;
'Tis the grandest theme that the world e'er sung:
Our God is able to deliver thee.

He is able to deliver thee,
He is able to deliver thee;
Tho' by sin opprest, Go to Him for rest;
Our God is able to deliver thee.

2. 'Tis the grandest them in the earth or main;
'Tis the grandest theme for a mortal strain;
'Tis the grandest theme, tell the world again:
Our God is able to deliver thee. [Refrain]

3. 'Tis the grandest theme, let the tidings roll
To the guilty heart, to the sinful soul;
Look to God in faith, He will make thee whole:
Our God is able to deliver thee. [Refrain]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 1991 #24

Author: W. A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Tis the grandest theme through the ages rung
Title: He Is Able to Deliver Thee
Author: W. A. Ogden (1887)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He is able to deliver thee
Copyright: Public Domain



Baptist Hymnal 1991 #24
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The Cyber Hymnal #2273
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