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504. Rescue the Perishing

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1 Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep o’er the erring one, lift up the fallen,
Tell them of Jesus the mighty to save.

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Rescue the perishing, care for the dying;
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.

2 Though they are slighting Him, still He is waiting,
Waiting the penitent child to receive;
Plead with them earnestly, plead with them gently,
He will forgive if they only believe. (Refrain)

3 Down in the human heart, crushed by the tempter,
Feelings lie buried that grace can restore;
Touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness,
Chords that were broken will vibrate once more. (Refrain)

4 Rescue the perishing, duty demands it;
Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide;
Back to the narrow way patiently win them;
Tell the poor wand’rer a Savior has died. (Refrain)

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First Line: Rescue the perishing
Title: Rescue the Perishing
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Publication Date: 1989
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [Rescue the perishing]
Composer: William H. Doane
Key: B♭ Major



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