Some one who knows

How many are lost in the darkness

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [How many are lost in the darkness] (Excell)
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1 How many are lost in the darkness,
With spirits whose sorrow o’erflows;
They know not of Christ or salvation, -
Ah! some one must tell them who knows.

Some one must tell them who knows
The mercy that Jesus bestows:
Oh, let the Light shine, tell the message divine,
For some one must tell them who knows.

2 Go forth to the needy and love them
With something of Jesus’ own love,
And win them to share in His kingdom.
Of gladness and glory above. [Chorus]

3 They’re waiting, perhaps, for your coming;
You surely will hasten to go,
And teach them of life everlasting,
The wonderful Gospel you know. [Chorus]

4 Wherever are sinners around you,
By woe or temptation o’erthrown,
Oh, bid them take freely God’s blessing,
Make Jesus the Comforter known. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #27

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: How many are lost in the darkness
Title: Some one who knows
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: Some one must tell them



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