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!