1 Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Send the tidings forth
To the ends of earth;
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
O proclaim his matchless worth!
Lift your voices,
Sing, ye people, sing;
Flood with joy the earth;
Hail him, hail him,
Christ the promised King!
Sound his praises forth;
Send the tidings over land and sea,
Let the joy-bells ring;
Haste, proclaim the year of jubilee,
Hail your Lord and King!
2 Tell the news! Joyful news!
Life to all he brings
On his radiant wings;
Praise his name, Jesus’ name;
Glory to the King of kings! [Chorus]
3 Speak his love, wondrous love,
Bless his name most high,
Lord of earth and sky;
Praises bring, to our King;
Sing, ye heav’ns, and, earth, reply! [Chorus]
Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC.
Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include:
Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904)
Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >