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Lend a hand

Many souls are sinking in the wreck today

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Many souls are sinking in the wreck today]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Many souls are sinking in the wreck today,
Lend a hand! lend a hand!
To the rescue, quickly man the boat, away!
Lend a hand! lend a hand!
Waves are dashing high, soon ’twill be too late,
Grasp the oar at once, do not longer wait;
You may save a soul from an awful fate–
Lend a hand! lend a hand!

Refrain:
Lend a hand! lend a hand!
To the rescue quick! man the boat, away!
Lend a hand! lend a hand!
Lend a hand! lend a hand!

2 You may rescue many, if the storm you brave,
Lend a hand! lend a hand!
Just your earnest effort is required to save–
Lend a hand! lend a hand!
Falls the dark’ning shade, fiercer grows the gale;
Though the storm king’s might maketh stout hearts quail,
Yet without your aid, naught can e’er avail–
Lend a hand! lend a hand! [Refrain]

3 Some there be, through toiling, who have weary grown,
Lend a hand! lend a hand!
On the wreck there are many who are far from home,
Lend a hand! lend a hand!
Push away, away! God will surely bless,
Strength will give to aid those in sore distress,
As your efforts be, so will be success,
Lend a hand! lend a hand! [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #24

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Many souls are sinking in the wreck today
Title: Lend a hand
Author: John R. Clements

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