Salvation! O the Joyful Sound (Hymn)

Salvation!  O the Joyful Sound!
Isaac Watts (1709)

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.

And song that speaks of salvation should be a delight to the ears and heart of a Christian.  Isaac Watts was an English hymn writer who clearly loved and appreciated his salvation.  Singing and thinking about hymns like this one will help us to love and appreciate it as well!

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