This is what He has promised us—even eternal life.@1 John 2:25

Phi­lip P. Bliss, Gos­pel Songs (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1874), num­ber 3 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Philip P. Bliss (1838–1876)

A min­is­ter from Eng­land, in tell­ing of a cer­tain meet­ing, says: “Among the converts was a man some­what ad­vanced in years, who was ve­ry an­xious about the sal­va­tion of his wife, and ex­pressed a wish that I should vi­sit her. I did so re­peat­ed­ly, and ex­plained to her in ve­ry sim­ple words the plan of sal­vation, but she could not com­pre­hend the mean­ing of my mes­sage.

“Every time I left, how­ever, she would ex­press a strong de­sire that I return. One day I went in just be­fore din­ner, and talked to her about Je­sus, but no light seemed to dawn up­on her mind.

“Then the thought struck me to sing some­thing to her, and so I com­menced, ‘Tis the pro­mise of God, full sal­va­tion to give.’ When I was through the cho­rus, she ex­claimed ‘Sing it ov­er again.’ I did so, time af­ter time, and when I asked her to as­sist me, she joined in ve­ry hear­ti­ly. The light dawned on her dark mind while we were sing­ing, the big bur­den of sin was re­moved from her heart, and her face was light­ed up with ho­ly joy as she ex­claimed ‘Hal­le­lu­jah, ’tis done! I do be­lieve in the Son; I am saved.’

Just then her hus­band walked in for his din­ner, and she shout­ed out to him, ‘Ah lad! I’ve got it! Hal­le­lu­jah! ’tis done!’ Their hearts were full of joy ov­er the won­der­ful dis­cov­ery she had made, and I was grate­ful to God for a sin­ner brought to Christ by the min­is­try of ho­ly song.

Sankey, pp. 145–46

’Tis the promise of God,
Full salvation to give
Unto him who on Jesus,
His Son, will believe.

Refrain

Hallelujah, ’tis done!
I believe on the Son;
I am saved by the blood of
The crucified One;
Hallelujah, ’tis done!
I believe on the Son;
I am saved by the blood of
The crucified One.

Though the pathway be lonely,
And dangerous, too,
Surely Jesus is able
To carry me through.

Refrain

Many loved ones have I
In yon heavenly throng,
They are safe now in glory,
And this is their song:

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Little children I see
Standing close by their king,
And He smiles as their song
Of salvation they sing:

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There are prophets and kings
In that throng I behold,
And they sing as they march
Through the streets of pure gold:

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There’s a part in that chorus
For you and for me,
And the theme of our praises
Forever will be:

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