Scripture Verse

The Lord hath made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. Isaiah 52:10


Isaac Watts

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spi­ri­tu­al Songs, Book 2, 1709, num­ber 88. Salvation. The last verse, not from Watts, is found in the ear­ly ed­i­tions of La­dy Hunt­ing­don’s Col­lec­tion, and pos­si­bly was writ­ten by the ed­it­or of that book, Wal­ter Shir­ley.

Music: Ash­ley Mar­tin Ma­dan, 1747 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Martin Madan


Salvation! O the joyful sound!
What pleasure to our ears!
A sovereign balm for every wound,
A cordial for our fears.

Buried in sorrow and in sin,
And at hell’s dark door we lay;
But we arise by grace divine
To see a heavenly day.

Glory, honor, praise, and power,
Be unto the Lamb forever:
Jesus Christ is our Redeemer:
Hallelujah, Praise the Lord.

Salvation! let the echo fly
The spacious earth around;
While all the armies of the sky
Conspire to raise the sound!

Salvation! O Thou bleeding Lamb,
To Thee the praise belongs;
Salvation shall inspire our hearts,
And dwell upon our tongues.