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Priscilla Jane Owens


TUNE: Limpsfield

Jesus saves

Priscilla was born in Baltimore, Maryland (USA). She was a Sunday School teacher in a Methodist Episcopal church. Many of the hymns she wrote were for her Sunday School students.


We have heard the joyful sound:
Jesus saves!
Spread the tidings all around:
Jesus saves!
Bear the news to every land,
Climb the mountains, cross the waves;
Onward! ’tis our Lord’s command;
Jesus saves!


Waft it on the rolling tide:
Jesus saves!
Tell to sinners far and wide:
Jesus saves!
Sing, you islands of the sea;
Echo back, you ocean caves;
Earth shall keep her jubilee:
Jesus saves!


Sing above the battle strife:
Jesus saves!
By His death and endless life
Jesus saves!
Shout it brightly through the gloom,
When the heart for mercy craves;
Sing in triumph o’er the tomb:
Jesus saves!


Give the winds a mighty voice:
Jesus saves!
Let the nations now rejoice:
Jesus saves!
Shout salvation full and free;
Highest hills and deepest caves;
This our song of victory.