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Primrose 47t

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Amzi Chapin, 1812
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1707
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Salvation, Oh 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