The melody of Beautiful Savior is considered by some music historians to be very old, perhaps sung during the Crusades. It was first written down, however, in 1842. Lever harps tuned with three flats as well as pedal harps can play Harp 2 and Harp 3 of this lyrical arrangement. Harp 1 is best played on a pedal harp, because of several chromatics and the chordal glissando at the end of the piece. Performance time for Beautiful Savior is about three and a half minutes. It is also available in Two Harps Together under the title Crusaders Hymn.
The arrangement comes with separate copies for First Harp, Second Harp, and Third Harp and an Ensemble Copy showing the three parts together.