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Salvation, O sing the glad story

Representative Text

1 Salvation! O sing the glad story,
Salvation to sinners make known;
For Jesus, descending from glory,
A ransom became for His own.

Salvation, salvation.
Proclaim of the sin-cleansing blood;
Salvation, salvation.
Ring out the sweet message of God.

2 Salvation! O, sinners, receive it,
Accept the glad message of God;
Take now the full pardon He offers,
And trust in the sin-cleansing blood. [Chorus]

3 Now freely God offers salvation,
Full pardon and purity true;
Receive it with glad acclamation,
Let Christ be a Savior to you. [Chorus]

4 O trust in the mercy He offers,
And cleave to the path He hath trod;
And you shall rejoice in salvation,
Rejoice in your Savior and God. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #176

Author: Peter P. Bilhorn

Pseudonyms: Irene Durfee; P. H. Rob­lin (a an­a­gram of his name). Bilhorn was born on Ju­ly 22, 1865 in Men­do­ta, Il­l­inois. His fam­i­ly name was orig­in­al­ly Pul­horn; it was changed by a judge in Ot­ta­wa, Il­linois, named Abra­ham Lin­coln. Peter and his bro­ther formed the Eu­re­ka Wa­gon and Carriage Works in Chi­ca­go, Il­linois. Lat­er, Pe­ter be­came in­volved in Gos­pel mu­sic and wrote some 2,000 Go­spel songs in his life­time. He al­so invent­ed a folding pump or­gan used at re­viv­als in the late 19th Cen­tu­ry, and found­ed the Bil­horn Fold­ing Or­gan Com­pa­ny in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. His evangelistic work took him into all the states of the Union, Great Britain, a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Salvation, O sing the glad story
Author: Peter P. Bilhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Salvation, salvation
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Battle Songs of the Cross #d161

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Crowning Glory No. 1 #176

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Honey Out of the Rock #18

Joy, for use in Sunday School and Gospel Meetings #d76

Songs of Saving Power #d172

Songs of the Savior's Love #d175

The Corona #d103

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d301

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