His salvation is nigh them that fear Him. Psalm 85:9
Words: Isaac Watts, The Psalms of David 1719, alt.
Salvation by Christ.
Music: Leipzig (Schein) Johann H. Schein, 1628. Harmony by Johann S. Bach (1685–1750) (🔊 pdf nwc).
Salvation is for ever nigh
The souls that fear and trust the Lord;
And grace descending from on high
Fresh hopes of glory shall afford.
Mercy and truth on earth are met,
Since Christ the Lord came down from Heav’n;
By His obedience so complete
Justice is pleased, and peace is giv’n.
Now truth and honor shall abound,
Religion dwell on earth again,
And heav’nly influence bless the ground
In our Redeemer’s gentle reign.
His righteousness is gone before
To give us access free to God;
Our wandering feet shall stray no more,
But mark His steps and keep the road.