Scripture Verse

Such a great salvation. Hebrews 2:3


Words & 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 & 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!