Jesus Saves ~ hymn

I decided to just flip through an old hymnal and see what jumps out at me because you know, too often many good hymns are left out when hymnals are “updated.” I put that in quotes because updated doesn’t always mean better, just newer. And lots of older songs are lost in the process, which is kind of sad. So many newer songs are what have been called 7-11 songs: seven words you repeat eleven times. Not trying to bash newer songs because there are many excellent ones but too many of them have no substance to their lyrics. Jesus Saves

So, I stumbled across this one and it jumped out at me – Jesus Saves! I have enjoyed this once since a child!

This is what I have been intentionally praying with my girls recently – that Jesus saves and they should want to be a part of His church so they will be part of those saved by Jesus. Part of my job as a  Christian and a parent, is to help my girls understand God and His ways, as best I can and as best I understand them myself. So, I intentionally share, as this song says, the joyful sound that Jesus saves.

From here to “every land”, from the “steeps and cross the waves”
From “rolling tide” to the “islands of the sea”
Singing above the battle, singing it softly, sing in triumph

This hymn is a joyful reminder that Jesus saves all who hear and follow His ways. (This link is to a recording that I found of this song as I know it.)

At Home.

Jesus Saves

lyrics: Priscilla J. Owens
music: William J Kirkpatrick

1 We have heard the joyful sound:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!
Spread the tidings all around:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!
Bear the news to every land,
climb the steeps and cross the waves;
Onward! ’tis our Lord’s command:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!

2 Waft it on the rolling tide;
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Tell to sinners far and wide;
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Sing, ye islands of the sea;
Echo back, ye ocean caves:
Earth shall keep her jubilee;
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

3 Sing above the battle strife:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!
By His death and endless life,
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!
Sing it softly through the gloom,
when the heart for mercy craves;
sing in triumph o’er the tomb:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!

4 Give the winds a mighty voice:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!
Let the nations now rejoice:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!
Shout salvation full and free;
highest hills and deepest caves;
this our song of victory:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!


2 thoughts on “Jesus Saves ~ hymn

  1. Annette V September 3, 2018 at 10:50 pm Reply

    I love this song! It’ll be running through my head all night and I’ll wake up in the morning singing. YAY!!! 🙂

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