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

Introduction

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain