5916. The Saving Power

1. On the earth, long ago, dwelt the Savior of men
As a lowly and meek Nazarene;
And His wonderful pow’r is the same now as then—
For He washed me and made me clean.

Oh, the wondrous saving power,
Oh, the marvelous saving power,
Of the everlasting Prince, Savior, King;
For He washed me in the flood
Of his precious, saving blood,
And forever His praise I’ll sing.

2. He invited the poor and the halt and the blind;
Whosoever might call on His name!
He was able to save, He was wondrously kind,
And today He is just the same. [Refrain]

3. Some glad day we shall dwell with the meek Nazarene,
When this life and its trials are o’er;
When we’re washed and redeemed and made free from our sin,
We shall rest on that heav’nly shore. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: On the earth, long ago, dwelt the Savior of men
Title: The Saving Power
Author: Etta Swihart Cripe (1922)
Refrain First Line: Oh, the wondrous saving power
Language: English
Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs, by Homer A. Rodeheaver & Charles H. Gabriel (Chicago, Illinois: The Rodeheaver Company, 1922), number 30
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [On the earth, long ago, dwelt the Savior of men]
Composer: Edyth Hillary Hay
Incipit: 51334 33211 21765
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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