1 JESUS, O word divinely sweet!
How charming is the sound!
What joyful news! what heavenly sense
In that dear name is found!
2 Our souls all guilty, and condemn'd,
In hopeless fetters lay;
Our souls, with numerous sins deprav'd
To death and hell a prey.
3 JESUS, to purge away this guilt,
A willing victim fell,
And on his cross triumphant broke
The bands of death and hell.
4 Our foes were mighty to destroy;
He mighty was to save:
He dy'd, but could not long be held
A prisoner to the grave.
5 JESUS, who mighty art to save,
Still push thy conquests on;
Extend the triumphs of thy cross,
Where'er the sun has shone.
6 O Captain of salvation! make
Thy power and mercy known;
'Till crouds of willing converts come,
And worship at thy throne.
Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CLXXXVIII