Scripture Verse

Such a great salvation. Hebrews 2:3


Words and Mu­sic: W. B. Dru­ry, in Praise and Pro­mise, ed­it­ed by James M. Black & Charles C. Mc­Cabe (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ro­bert R. Mc­Cabe, 1900), num­ber 26 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Dru­ry’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


How great the salvation that saves in the hour
When doubt and temptation assail with great power,
When tempests arise, and dark storms sweep the soul,
And billows of grief o’er the trembling heart roll!


Oh, this great, this great salvation;
Tell its power to every nation;
Let it ring thro’ all creation:
Jesus saves, oh, great salvation!

How great the salvation that saves in the gloom
Of valley and shadow, that lights up the tomb
With glory immortal, and shouts o’er the grave
The triumph of Jesus, the mighty to save!


How great the salvation revealed in the day
The trumpet shall sound and the heavens roll away,
When Christ shall descend as a conqueror and king,
When we shall be like Him, His praises to sing!