This is what He has promised us—even eternal life.@1 John 2:25

Philip P. Bliss, Gospel Songs (Cincinnati, Ohio: John Church & Company, 1874), number 3 (🔊 pdf nwc).

A minister from England, in telling of a certain meeting, says: Among the converts was a man somewhat advanced in years, who was very anxious about the salvation of his wife, and expressed a wish that I should visit her. I did so repeatedly, and explained to her in very simple words the plan of salvation, but she could not comprehend the meaning of my message. Every time I left, however, she would express a strong desire that I return. One day I went in just before dinner, and talked to her about Jesus, but no light seemed to dawn upon her mind. Then the thought struck me to sing something to her, and so I commenced, ’Tis the promise of God, full salvation to give. When I was through the chorus, she exclaimed Sing it over again. I did so, time after time, and when I asked her to assist me, she joined in very heartily. The light dawned on her dark mind while we were singing, the big burden of sin was removed from her heart, and her face was lighted up with holy joy as she exclaimed Hallelujah, ’tis done! I do believe in the Son; I am saved. Just then her husband walked in for his dinner, and she shouted out to him, Ah lad! I’ve got it! Hallelujah! ’tis done! Their hearts were full of joy over the wonderful discovery she had made, and I was grateful to God for a sinner brought to Christ by the ministry of holy song.

Sankey, pp. 145-6

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Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876)

’Tis the promise of God, full salvation to give
Unto him who on Jesus, His Son, will believe.

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Hallelujah, ’tis done! I believe on the Son;
I am saved by the blood of the crucified One;
Hallelujah, ’tis done! I believe on the Son;
I am saved by the blood of the crucified One.

Though the pathway be lonely, and dangerous, too,
Surely Jesus is able to carry me through.

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Many loved ones have I in yon heavenly throng,
They are safe now in glory, and this is their song:

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Little children I see standing close by their king,
And He smiles as their song of salvation they sing:

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There are prophets and kings in that throng I behold,
And they sing as they march through the streets of pure gold:

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There’s a part in that chorus for you and for me,
And the theme of our praises forever will be:

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