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Salvation, O the Joyful Sound (Primrose) 47t

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Amzi Chapin, 1812
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1707
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Salvation! O, the joyful sound!
íTis pleasure to our ears;
A sovíreign balm for evíry wound,
A cordial for our fears.


Salvation! O, the joyful Sound;, Stanza 1
2
Buried in sorrow and in sin;
At hellís dark door we lay,
But we arise by grace divine,
To see a heavínly day.


Salvation! O, the joyful Sound;, Stanza 2
3
Salvation! Let the echo fly
The spacious earth around,
While all the armies of the sky,
Conspire to raise the sound.


Salvation! O, the joyful Sound;, Stanza 3