Scripture Verse

The Lord hath made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. Isaiah 52:10

Introduction

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Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spi­ri­tu­al Songs, Book 2, 1709, num­ber 88. Salvation. The last verse, not from Watts, is found in the ear­ly edi­tions of La­dy Hunt­ing­don’s Col­lect­ion, and pos­si­bly was writ­ten by the ed­it­or of that book, Wal­ter Shir­ley.

Music: Ash­ley Mar­tin Ma­dan, 1747 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Martin Madan (1725–1790)

Lyrics

Salvation! O the joy­ful sound!
What plea­sure to our ears!
A so­ver­eign balm for ev­ery wound,
A cor­di­al for our fears.

Buried in sor­row and in sin,
And at hell’s dark door we lay;
But we arise by grace di­vine
To see a hea­ven­ly day.

Glory, hon­or, praise, and power,
Be un­to the Lamb for­ev­er:
Jesus Christ is our Re­deem­er:
Hallelujah, praise the Lord.

Salvation! let the ec­ho fly
The spa­cious earth around;
While all the ar­mies of the sky
Conspire to raise the sound!

Salvation! O Thou bleed­ing Lamb,
To Thee the praise be­longs;
Salvation shall in­spire our hearts,
And dwell up­on our tongues.