The singer complains about the sins of others, spelling each out (e.g. they "d-a-n-c-e" while wearing a new "h-a-t"). The singer, though, need not worry about such things; "It's g-l-o-r-y to know I'm s-a-v-e-d."


Obviously a composed song, but I've no knowledge of the source. I've heard it enough times that I suspect it belongs in the Index. - RBW


  • The Blue Sky Boys, "I'm S-A-V-E-D" (Bluebird 8401, 1940)
  • The Georgia Yellow Hammers, "I'm S-A-V-E-D" (Victor 21195, 1928)
  • Karl & Harty, "I'm S-A-V-E-D" (Perfect 6-10-54, 1936)
  • Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers, "S-A-V-E-D" (Columbia 15097-D, 1926)


  1. Leach-Labrador 124, "S-A-V-E-D" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 349, "It's G-L-O-R-Y To Know I'm S-A-V-E-D" (1 text)
  3. Roud #9539
  4. BI, FSWB349


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1926 (recording, Gid Tanner & his Skillet Lickers)
Keywords: religious nonballad sin
Found in: US Canada(Newf)