The joyful sound. Have you heard it?
It’s still ringing out, even now.
It’s a mighty sound. Did you miss it?
Its song by seekers, ever found.
It’s a wondrous sound. Will you listen?
Its melody chimes all around.
It’s a blessed sound. Will you heed it?
Its tune resounds with saving power.
Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.
At times, life gets us down, causing our joy to dwindle. However, no hardship or assault from the enemy has the power to drown out the joyful sound. It is the sound of salvation, which comes from trusting Jesus as Lord.
After becoming true children of the living God, our joy comes in knowing that nobody can ever pluck us from His hands. Salvation brings a blessed joyful sound that rings endlessly in the heart.
Enjoy revisiting this timeless hymn, and if you have not yet met the Savior, call to Him now. Jesus still saves.
by Priscilla Jane Owens, 1882
We have heard the joyful sound: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Spread the tidings all around: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Bear the news to every land, climb the mountains, cross the waves;
Onward! ’tis our Lord’s command; Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Waft it on the rolling tide: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Tell to sinners far and wide: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Sing, you islands of the sea; echo back, you ocean caves;
Earth shall keep her jubilee: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Sing above the battle strife: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
By His death and endless life Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Shout it brightly through the gloom, when the heart for mercy craves;
Sing in triumph o’er the tomb: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Give the winds a mighty voice: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Let the nations now rejoice: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Shout salvation full and free; highest hills and deepest caves;
This our song of victory: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!