Scripture Verse

God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. Psalm 74:12

Introduction

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Laura B. Hunter
1860–1942

Words: Laura B. Hunt­er, cir­ca 1922.

Music: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Anthony J. Showalter
1858–1924

Lyrics

O ye waves of free sal­va­tion,
Onward sweep from day to day,
Till all trace of de­so­la­tion
From our earth is washed away.

Refrain

O ye waves, roll on, roll on!
With a migh­ty sweep, roll on!
Till the lost are ga­thered in,
Saved for­ev­er­more from sin.

O ye waves of free sal­va­tion,
Wondrous joy to mor­tals bring,
Giving souls a glad trans­la­tion
To the pa­lace of the King.

Refrain

O ye waves of free sal­va­tion,
Still en­rich this world of ours,
Till each high and low­ly sta­tion
Shall be bright with sweet­est flow’rs.

Refrain

O ye waves of free sal­va­tion,
Tarry not for wind nor tide;
May each heart, in ac­cep­ta­tion,
To your glad­ness op­en wide.

Refrain