Scripture Verse

He is able…to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25


Words: Mrs. A. P. Ford, in Sun­ny-Side Songs (New York and Chi­cago, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1893), page 36.

Music: Ran­chi T. D. Lock­wood (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ford or Lock­wood’s full name, or where to get their pho­tos,


Give glo­ry and honor and praise
To whom adoration belongs;
With melody chanting your lays,
He opened Creation with songs.
With singing rejoice in that love
Which rescues from sin and the grave;
A Sav­ior came down from above,
All pow­er­ful and gracious to save.

To save to the uttermost, all
Who trust Him and hope in His grace,
O Earth, hear the life giving call!
Salvation is free to the race!
Then bear the glad tidings abroad;
Make haste, while thy heart is aglow,
To tell them of hope and of God,
While waiting in pitiless woe.

Thy light then may break thro’ the gloom;
Thy torch may yet kindle a flame,
To lead out of darkness and doom,
To honor and praise His dear name.
And thou, when that glo­ri­ous day,
The day of the ransomed shall come,
Wilt bring by thy life giving ray
A jewel to garnish thy crown.