I loved this hymn years before I could find out what it was called: Jesus Saves (also called We Have Heard the Joyful Sound). Sung here at the United Reformed Church Synod 2012 at Nyack College, New York. Those are the tree-clad banks of the Hudson River–God’s stuff, the beautiful work of His hands.
It was years before I found out what this hymn was called. I had heard it once and never forgotten it. Jesus Saves–sung by delegates at the United Reformed Church 2012 Synod, held at Nyack in the Hudson River valley. Beautiful country.
I know I repeat myself a lot when I choose hymns to post, but I can’t help it–Jesus Saves is one of my favorites. Sung here by the attendees at Synod 2012 of the United Reformed Church in North America, held at Nyack, NY. I think that’s the Hudson River in the picture.
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How I love this hymn–Jesus Saves, 19th-century classic. Sung by the choir and congregation at the First Baptist Church in (can’t read my own handwriting), Tennessee. Turn up the volume.
I first heard this hymn played as background music to a Civil War re-enactment, and I remembered it. The second time was at my father’s burial service, on the bells of a nearby church. It was one of my favorites before I ever knew its name–Jesus Saves.
Here performed by the kids from Fountainview Academy during their tour of Rome.
I loved this hymn for years, without knowing any of its lyrics, or its name. Church bells played it now and then; that’s how I heard it. Used to be you could hear all the church bells in this town. Now you can’t: too much traffic, too many people with leaf-blowers.
So here it is: Jesus Saves, performed by the kids of Fountainview Academy during their visit to Rome.
And we are open for readers’ hymn requests, open all day…
I love this hymn, and right around here, right about now, there’s a whole lot of saving needed. Feels like the rowboat’s filling up with water. Save us, O Lord.
This is by the kids from Fountainview Academy, visiting Prague on their European tour.
I always love it when a reader requests one of my favorite hymns: gives me a warrant to post it again! Tammy has just joined us from Trinidad, and has requested this: Jesus Saves. I chose this lively rendition by the congregation at Temple Baptist Church in Powell, Tennessee. If the music minister gets any more into it, he’ll fall off the podium. But that won’t stop him singing.
We’re all caught up on hymn requests, which means it’s time we got some more; but for the time being, Jesus Saves–by the kids from Fountainview Academy, during their visit to Prague. (Our class trip was to the Bronx Zoo.) I love this hymn, and it was many years before I was able to learn its name.
I wish I knew who was singing this, so I could give them credit; but I don’t. All I know is that I loved the music of Jesus Saves, loved it for years, but could never find the title or the lyrics that went with it. At my father’s burial service, it played from the bell tower of a nearby church. That was not something I’ll forget.
“We have heard the joyful sound: Jesus saves, Jesus saves!” Published in 1882.