1 Now is the saint’s salvation come,
The strength that slays the beast of Rome,
The kingdom of our God below,
The power of Christ against our foe,
Which forces Satan to submit,
Forever bruised beneath our feet.
2 Now the old dragon is o’erthrown,
Th’accuser of the saints cast down,
The grand deceiver of mankind,
Who brought their secret sins to mind,
And charged them at the bar of God,
’Till covered with their Savior’s blood.
3 But trusting in the martyred Lamb,
The witnesses their foe o’ercame,
The blood that calmed their sprinkled hearts,
By that they quenched his fiery darts,
And holding fast the sacred Word
They slew him with the Spirit’s sword.
4 Armed with the dear Redeemer’s mind
Their lives they cheerfully resigned,
Ambitious of the torturing flame,
They showed the power of Jesu’s name,
Rejoiced their faithfulness to prove,
And paid Him back His dying love.
5 Sing, ye inhabitants of Heaven,
The kingdom to Messias given,
T’extol the power of love divine,
Let all His saints and angels sing
While endless ages roll along,
And shout the Lamb’s triumphant song.
Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >
Display Title: Now Is The Saint's Salvation ComeFirst Line: Now is the saint’s salvation comeTune Title: CHRISTINEAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: 88.88.88Source: Short Hymns, Vol. II (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)