The Mighty to Save

As you have doubtless noticed by now, “Saviour” was still being spelt in the British fashion at this time in America. “Sceptre” was as well.

Verse 1:
There is light in the valley once shrouded with darkness,
Hope sheds her bright ray o’er the gloom of the grave;
A Saviour ascending, fills earth with His brightness,
‘Tis Jesus, ’tis Jesus, the Mighty to save.

Refrain:
Mighty to save, Mighty to save,
‘Tis Jesus, ’tis Jesus, the Mighty to save;
Mighty to save, Mighty to save,
‘Tis Jesus, ’tis Jesus, the Mighty to save.

Verse 2:
O’er the dark realms of death shines a halo of glory,
The tyrant no longer exerts his dread sway;
His dark reign is ended, his sceptre is broken,
Henceforth all His subjects forever are free.

Verse 3:
Shout aloud, ye redeemed ones, repeat the glad story,
And sing, all ye ransomed, from death’s dismal thrall;
In triumph ascend to the mansions of glory,
Forever, forever restored from the fall.

William Bennett/Geo. C. Stebbins

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