Salvation by Christ

Salvation is for ever nigh

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 103 hymnals

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Salvation is forever nigh
the ones who trust in God's great care;
let grace, descending from on high
bless all with hope and glory here.

Let earth know truth and mercy met
when Christ the Lord came down from heaven.
By his obedience, so complete,
is justice pleased, and peace is given.

Now truth and honor shall abound,
devotions fill the earth again,
and heavenly influence bless the ground
in our Redeemer's gentle reign.

His righteous ways will lead before,
to give us free approach to God;
our wandering feet shall stray no more;
we’ll mark his steps, and keep his road.

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #38

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Salvation is for ever nigh
Title: Salvation by Christ
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




MACHS MIT MIR was first published in the collection of music Das ander Theil des andern newen Operis Geistlicher Deutscher Lieder (1605) by Bartholomäus Gesius (b. Münchenberg, near Frankfurt, Germany, c. 1555; d. Frankfurt, 1613). A prolific composer, Gesius wrote almost exclusively for the churc…

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LEYDEN (Costellow)

According to the Hymn Tune Index, LEYDEN was first published as HYMN 3 in Thomas Costellow's Sunday’s Amusement, a selection of sacred music, as sung at Bedford Chapel (London: E. Riley, ca. 1801).

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In Melody and Songs #38

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