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
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.
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.