Scripture Verse

I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Isaiah 63:1


Words: W. Wray, in Songs of Vic­to­ry, com­piled by Charles Cul­lis (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Will­ard Tract Re­po­si­to­ry, 1889), page 84. Some lat­er pub­li­ca­tions give the lyr­i­cist’s name as W. May.

Music: J. P. Wes­ton (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the au­thor or com­pos­er’s full name, or where to get their pho­tos, would you ?


When in my sorrow, He found me,
Found me, and bade me be whole,
Turned all my night into heavenly light,
From me my burden did roll.


Jesus is strong to deliver,
Mighty to save, mighty to save!
Jesus is strong to deliver,
Jesus is mighty to save!

When in the tempest, He’ll hide us,
When in the storm, He’ll be near;
All the way ’long, He will carry us on,
We will have nothing to fear.


Why are you doubting and fearing?
Why are you still under sin?
Have you not found that His grace doth abound?
Mighty to save, let Him in!


You say, I’m weak, I am helpless,
I’ve tried again and again
This may be true, for it’s not what you do:
Jesus is mighty to save.