647. Rescue the Perishing

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.

Refrain:
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]

Text Information
First Line: Rescue the perishing, care for the dying
Title: Rescue the Perishing
Author: Frances J. Crosby (1869)
Meter: 11.10.11.10 R
Scripture: Jude 1:23
Topic: Missionary
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Rescue_the_Perishing); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (325); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (589)
Refrain First Line: Rescue the perishing, care for the dying
Tune Information
Name: RESCUE
Composer: William H. Doane (1870)
Meter: 11.10.11.10 R
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Rescue_the_Perishing); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (325); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (589)



Media
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