I did not come to judge the world, but to save it.@John 12:47

Priscilla J. Owens, in Songs of Redeeming Love, by John R. Sweney, Charles C. McCabe, Tullius C. O’Kane, & William Kirkpatrick (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 1882). Owens wrote this song for the Union Square Methodist Church Sunday school in Baltimore, Maryland.

Salvation (Kirkpatrick) William J. Kirkpatrick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)

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 mountains, cross the waves;
Onward! ’tis our Lord’s command;
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

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

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

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!