Shall hymns of grateful love Through heaven's high arches ring, And all the hosts above Their songs of triumph sing; And shall not we take up the strain And send the echo back again? Shall they adore the Lord, Who bought them with His blood, And all the love record That led them home to God; And shall not we take up the strain And send the echo back again? O spread the joyful sound The Savior's love proclaim, And publish all around Salvation through His name; Till all the world take up the strain And send the echo back again. James J. Cummins
Copied from my grandmother’s hymnal, Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South: Nashville, TN, 1901, Hymn #150.
Note: This hymn is in the public domain. Also, the hymns in this hymnal are not titled. So when I do not know the hymn, I generally use the first line as the title.
Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2021