Nursery Rhymes

Jesus Saves

Jesus Saves Lyrics and Music

The sincere words and lyrics of the treasured hymn begin with "We have heard the joyful sound: Jesus saves! Jesus saves" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Jesus Saves" hymn were written by its American author Priscilla Jane Owens. The author of the hymn, Priscilla Jane Owens, was born on July 21, 1829 and died on December 5, 1907. The uplifting music that accompanies the "Jesus Saves" song of praise was composed by William James Kirkpatrick The composer of the music to the "Jesus Saves" hymn, William James Kirkpatrick, was born on February 27, 1838 and died on September 20, 1921. We have placed "Jesus Saves" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the encouraging lyrics of this popular Christian song and classic church hymn.

Jesus Saves Hymn
Title: Jesus Saves *** Name of Composer: William James Kirkpatrick *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Priscilla Jane Owens *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the sincere words of the "Jesus Saves" lyrics, Priscilla Jane Owens (July 21, 1829-December 5, 1907), was born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States and achieved fame as a poet, Sunday school teacher and hymn writer.

Jesus Saves Lyrics

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!

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Jesus Saves", William James Kirkpatrick (February 27, 1838-September 20, 1921), was born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, United States and became famous as a musician and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Jesus Saves
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Priscilla Jane Owens (July 21, 1829 to December 5, 1907)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: William James Kirkpatrick (February 27, 1838 to September 20, 1921)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "We have heard the joyful sound: Jesus saves! Jesus saves"
First Publication Date: 1882

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