Scripture Verse

Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Joy­ful Sound, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney & Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1889), num­ber 137.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick
1838–1921

Lyrics

Jesus is wait­ing His grace to be­stow;
Sin red like crim­son He makes white as snow;
Loving us free­ly, His life-blood He gave;
Blessèd Re­deem­er! He’s migh­ty to save.

Refrain

Mighty to save, migh­ty to save,
Jesus is migh­ty to save;
Mighty to save, migh­ty to save,
Jesus is migh­ty to save.

Standing alone in the strife we shall fail,
Close to our lead­er His might will pre­vail;
Or if a bless­ing for oth­ers we crave,
Pray on, be­liev­ing—He’s mig­hty to save.

Refrain

Take Him the bur­den that weighs on your heart,
Take Him the trou­ble, He’ll com­fort im­part;
Held by His hand, we can walk on the wave;
Look up to Je­sus, He’s migh­ty to save.

Refrain

Up from the val­ley the dark­ness is gone
When Je­sus brings there the beau­ty of dawn;
Victory, glad vic­to­ry, we sing o’er the grave!
Glory to Je­sus, He’s migh­ty to save.

Refrain