Come, sing the Gospel’s joyful sound,Salvation full and free;Proclaim to all the world around,The year of jubilee!
Salvation, salvation,The grace of God doth bring;Salvation, salvation,Thro’ Christ our Lord and King.
Ye mourning souls, aloud rejoice;Ye blind, your Savior see!Ye pris’ners, sing with thankful voice,The Lord hath made you free!
With rapture swell the song again,Of Jesus’ dying love;’Tis peace on earth, good will to men,And praise to God above.
Of Him Who did salvation bring,I could forever think and sing:Arise, ye needy, He’ll relieve;Arise, ye guilty, He’ll forgive.
Ask but His grace, and lo, ’tis given!Ask, and He turns your hell to heaven;Though sin and sorrow wound my soul,Jesus, Thy balm will make it whole.
To shame our sins He blushed in blood;He closed His eyes to show us God:Let all the world fall down and knowThat none but God such love can show.
Insatiate to this Spring I fly;I drink, and yet am ever dry;Ah! who against Thy charm is proof!Ah! who that loves, can love enough?
The Father’s sole begotten SonWas born, the virgin’s Child, on earth;His cross for us adoption won,The life and grace of second birth.
Forth from the height of Heav’n He came,In form of man with man abode;Redeemed His world from death and shame,The joys of endless life bestowed.
Redeemer, come with power benign,Dwell in the souls that look for Thee;O let Thy light within us shineThat we may Thy salvation see.
Abide with us, O Lord, we pray,Dispel the gloom of doubt and woe;Wash every stain of guilt away,Thy tender healing grace bestow.
Lord, Thou hast come, and well we knowThat Thou wilt likewise come again;Thy kingdom shield from every foe,Thy honor and Thy rule maintain.
Eternal glory, Lord, to Thee,Whom, now revealed, our hearts adore;To God the Father glory be,And Holy Spirit evermore.
How sweet is the love of my Savior!’Tis boundless and deep as the sea;And best of it all, it is dailyGrowing sweeter and sweeter to me.
Sweeter and sweeter to me,Dearer and dearer each day;Oh, wonderful love of my Savior,Growing dearer each step of my way!
I know He is ever beside me!Eternity only will proveThe height and the depth of His mercy,And the breadth of His infinite love.
Wherever He leads I will follow,Thru sorrow, or shadow or sun;And though I be tried in the furnace,I can say, “Lord, Thy will be it done.”
Some day face to face I shall see Him,And oh, what a joy it will beTo know that His love, now so precious,Will forever grow sweeter to me!
In lovingkindness Jesus cameMy soul in mercy to reclaim,And from the depths of sin and shameThrough grace He lifted me.
From sinking sand He lifted me,With tender hand He lifted me,From shades of night to plains of light,O praise His Name, He lifted me!
He called me long before I heard,Before my sinful heart was stirred,But when I took Him at His word,Forgiv’n, He lifted me.
His brow was pierced with many a thorn,His hands by cruel nails were torn,When from my guilt and grief, forlorn,In love He lifted me.
Now on a higher plane I dwell,And with my soul I know ’tis well;Yet how or why I cannot tellHe should have lifted me.