Words: , Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs, Book II, 1709. The last verse, not from Watts, is found in the ear­ly of edi­tions of ’s Col­lect­ion, and pos­si­bly was written by the ed­it­or of that book, .

Music: Ash­ley, (1725-1790).

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten

Salvation! O the joyful sound!
What pleasure to our ears!
A sovereign balm for every wound,
A cordial for our fears.

Buried in sorrow and in sin,
And at hell’s dark door we lay;
But we arise by grace divine
To see a heavenly day.

Glory, honor, praise, and power,
Be unto the Lamb forever:
Jesus Christ is our Redeemer:
Hallelujah, Praise the Lord.

Salvation! let the echo fly
The spacious earth around;
While all the armies of the sky
Conspire to raise the sound!

Salvation! O Thou bleeding Lamb,
To Thee the praise belongs;
Salvation shall inspire our hearts,
And dwell upon our tongues.