To the Rescue

Representative Text

1 A foe is abroad, like a tyrant he reigns
And his captives are groaning in fetters and chains.

To the rescue, let us hasten; to the rescue,— away!
To the rescue of the fallen, O hasten today.

2 With faith in the Lord and the pow'r of His might,
Let the armies of temp'rance their forces unite. [Refrain]

3 Go tell of God's love, and the demon shall fall;
Go tell them of Jesus, the Saviour of all. [Refrain]

4 Go seek out the lost in their bondage of sin,
There's hope for the fallen, go gather them in. [Refrain]

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #156

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A foe is abroad, like a tyrant he reigns
Title: To the Rescue
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: To the rescue, let us hasten; to the rescue, away!
Copyright: Public Domain



The common attribution to John J. Husband is based on a brief resemblance to his tune ST. STEPHEN'S, first published in Psalmodia Evangelica, vol. 2 (1789), but the resemblance only extends to the first two measures. These tunes should not be regarded as the same. This gospel/revival tune was writte…

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