Scripture Verse

Mighty to save. Isaiah 63:1

Introduction

Words: Et­ta S. Cripe, in Ro­de­hea­ver’s Gos­pel Songs, by Ho­mer A. Ro­de­hea­ver & Charles H. Ga­bri­el (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ro­de­hea­ver Com­pa­ny, 1922), num­ber 30.

Music: Ed­yth H. Hay (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cripe or Hay (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

On the earth, long ago, dwelt the Savior of men
As a lowly and meek Nazarene;
And His wonderful pow’r
Is the same now as then—
For He washed me and made me clean.

Refrain

Oh, the wondrous saving power,
Oh, the marvelous saving power,
Of the everlasting Prince, Savior, King;
For He washed me in the flood
Of his precious, saving blood,
And forever His praise I’ll sing.

He invited the poor and the halt and the blind;
Whosoever might call on His name!
He was able to save, He was wondrously kind,
And today He is just the same.

Refrain

Some glad day we shall dwell
With the meek Nazarene,
When this life and its trials are o’er;
When we’re washed and redeemed
And made free from our sin,
We shall rest on that heav’nly shore.

Refrain