Scripture Verse

Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? This that is glorious in His apparel, travelling in the greatness of His strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Isaiah 63:1


Words: Ro­bert W. Todd, in The Gar­ner, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1878), num­ber 68 (this source mis­spells the au­thor’s name as Tood).

Music: Har­ry San­ders (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Todd or San­ders (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O who is this that cometh
From Edom’s crimson plain,
With wounded side, with garments dyed?
O tell me now thy name.
I that saw thy soul’s distress,
A ransom gave;
I, that speak in righteousness,
Mighty to save.


Mighty to save, mighty to save,
Mighty to save, Lord I trust Thy wondrous love,
Mighty to save.

O why is Thine apparel
With reeking gore all dyed,
Like them that tread the wine-press red?
O why this bloody tide?
I the wine-press trod alone,
’Neath darkening skies;
Of the people there was none
Mighty to save.


O, bleeding Lamb, my Savior,
How couldst Thou bear this shame?
With mercy fraught, Mine own arm brought
Salvation in My name:
I the bloody fight have won,
Conquered the grave;
Now the year of joy has come,
Mighty to save.