C. P. M.
The great salvation.
To him who did salvation bring,
Wake every tuneful power, and sing
A song of sweetest praise:
His grace diffuses as the rains
Crown nature’s flowery hills and plains,
And spread a thousand ways.
2 Salvation is the noblest song,
O may it dwell on every tongue,
And all repeat, Amen!
The Lord will come from heaven to earth
To give his people second birth,
And make them one again.
3 We feel redemption drawing near;
We soon in glory shall appear,
And be for ever blessed:
His promise never can delay,
Our Jesus, on th’ appointed day,
Will give his people rest.
4 By faith we view him coming down,
With angels hovering all around;
He smiles upon his saints:
He cries aloud in melting strains,
I come to save you from your pains,
And end your sore complaints.
5 The smiling millions rise and sing
All glory! glory to our King;
The Grand Assize is come!
You everlasting doors, fly wide;
The Church is glorious as a bride,
And Jesus takes her home.
6 In all the heavens there’s not a tear,
Nor in the realms of bliss a fear,
But pleasure yet unknown:
From heaven to heaven we sound the bliss,
O what a blest abode is this,
For ever round the throne!
7 The joys of heaven will never end;
All glory to the sinner’s Friend!
Roll on, you happy scenes!
You wingéd seraphs, help us praise
The Author of eternal joys!
Our Jesus ever reigns.