10765. Will You Let Them Die?

1 In the distant lands of darkness
Bowing down to wood and stone,
Millions have not heard of Christ
Who reigns on high;
For the lost of every nation
He has suffered to atone,
In their sin, oh! Christians!
Will you let them die?

Will you let them die
Without hope of life?
Will you let them die,
Lost in sin and strife?
While you share God’s grace and love,
And cherish hopes of joy above,
Will you let them die,
Oh! will you let them die?

2 There’s no ray of light to cheer them,
Not a vision of the Lord,
Or the glories that await
Beyond the skies;
Ere they shall benighted perish,
Send the life sustaining Word,
Without Christ, their Savior,
Will you let them die? [Refrain]

3 All around you souls are sinking,
Heedless of the living way,
Can you spurn them,
Or the words of life deny?
Tell them of the loving Savior
Who would welcome them today,
In their guilt and weakness,
Will you let them die? [Refrain]

4 With true gratitude to Jesus
For His mercies and His grace,
Ever seek His blessèd name
To glorify;
Spend not life in idle dreaming,
Strive to save the fallen race,
Speed salvation’s message—
Do not let them die! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: In the distant lands of darkness
Title: Will You Let Them Die?
Author: Sylvia Lee
Refrain First Line: Will you let them die
Language: English
Source: New Songs of Praise by Alfred E. Helton et al. (Lenoir, NC: Teachers' Music Publishing Company, 1913)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [In the distant lands of darkness]
Composer: Glenn Copeland
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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