249. We have heard a joyful sound

1 We have heard a joyful sound,
'Jesus saves!'
Spread the gladness all around,
'Jesus saves!'
Bear the news to every land,
climb the steeps and cross the waves.
Onward! -- ’tis our Lord’s command.
Jesus saves!.

2 Waft it on the rolling tide,
'Jesus saves!'
Tell to sinners, far and wide,
'Jesus saves!'
Sing, ye islands of the sea,
echo back, ye ocean caves;
earth shall keep the jubilee:
Jesus saves!

3 Sing above the battle strife,
'Jesus saves!'
By his death and endless life,
'Jesus saves!'
Sing it softly through the gloom,
when the heart for mercy craves,
sing in triumph o’er the tomb,
'Jesus saves!'

4 Give the winds a mighty voice,
'Jesus saves!'
Let the nations now rejoice,
'Jesus saves!'
Shout salvation full and free,
to every strand that ocean laves --
this our song of victory,
'Jesus saves!'

Text Information
First Line: We have heard a joyful sound
Author: Priscilla Jane Owens, 1829-1907
Meter: 73 73 77 73
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Our Response to God: in mission and service; Salvation and Redemption; Witness
Tune Information
Composer: Josiah Booth (1852-1929)
Meter: 73 73 77 73
Key: D Major

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