The song from ‘Salvation Well’ comes from meditations in Isaiah Chapter 12. Though the song in Isaiah is a song for the millennial kingdom, there are present implications for worshippers of God today. Of highest note in the brief passage in Isaiah is the mention of a well of salvation upon which to draw from. In the past revealed in part, Jesus is now the full revelation of God and he is also the well of life that is not a broken cistern, but instead an overflowing well able to both hold, offer and supply what each man eternally needs; life, and life abundantly.
‘Salvation Well’ celebrates the infinite wisdom of God in the progressive revelation of his beautiful plan in capturing the hearts of nations and inviting them to true Yahweh worship. Announced from old throughout the writings of the prophets, God is glorifying himself by bringing Gentiles to his name, and causing a people who were not a people to become God’s people through Christ.
Personally, this song is a hymn of great rejoicing since I know that God has granted me salvation and that he intends for his great salvation to encompass the earth drawing all men to his name. The song of salvation is ultimately a song of openly displayed love; the true love of the Father. God’s heart revealed through Jesus is complete in one sense but yet the full understanding of the love of God and his patience in dispensing his divine grace is not fully understood and completely realized until the final consummation of his present but not yet kingdom. Until it is, it is up to those who know Christ to follow his command to bring the light of the gospel to all the nations.
You are great, you are wise.
Revealing all your perfect ways, giving us a song to sing of
Love, unfailing love.
Salvation now announced of old, redemptive love,
A spring of joy and hope, A song of hope!
Salvation well, Lord we come rejoicing!
Giver of life, we drink from Christ’s supply!
Here we are, send us out.
Let your blessing go from here to the nations!
Well of Salvation that never runs dry.
We take in your grace, your love our supply.