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Millions are perishing over the sea

Millions are perishing over the sea

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Tune: [Millions are perishing over the sea]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Millions are perishing over the sea,
Dying in sin and in anguish untold;
Jesus has purchased their life on the cross,
How can we their pardon withhold?

Calling for you, calling for me;
Hear them still calling for you and for me.

2 Millions are perishing over the sea,
Sorrow, misfortune and sadness are theirs;
Have we forgotten their souls are in need,
The while we are heaven’s own heirs? [Refrain]

3 Millions are perishing over the sea,
Why is it, brother, benighted they roam?
While they are sinking, eternally lost,
We’re resting so sweetly at home. [Refrain]

4 Millions are perishing over the sea,
Love can but answer their cries o’er the main;
Tarry no longer, oh, tell of the cross,
For them the dear Savior was slain. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #121

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

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First Line: Millions are perishing over the sea
Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Refrain First Line: Calling for you, calling for me
Copyright: Public Domain


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Songs of Grace and Glory #121

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