Come sing the gospel's joyful sound

Author: P. P. Bliss
Tune: [Come, sing the Gospel's joyful sound]
Published in 13 hymnals

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1. 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.

2. Ye mourning souls, aloud rejoice;
Ye blind, your Savior see!
Ye prisoners, sing with thankful voice,
The Lord hath made you free! [Refrain]

3. With rapture swell the song again,
Of Jesus’ dying love;
’Tis peace on earth, good will to men,
And praise to God above. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1108

Author: P. P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come sing the gospel's joyful sound
Title: Salvation
Author: P. P. Bliss
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Salvation, salvation, the grace of God doth
Notes: German translation: See "Kommt singt des Evangeliums Schall"; Norwegian translation: See "Vi stemmer i en frydesang"
Copyright: Public Domain



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