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The Perishing World

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1 On the borders of eternity the world is standing now,
In a moment all the wicked will be lost in endless woe;
Oh, they need some gospel teacher that they might salvation know,
Who will quickly go and warn them? Brother, sister, will you go?

Hear them calling for the gospel,
Come and help us to be saved;
Hear them calling for the gospel,
Come and help us to be saved.

2 Oh, how gratefully we welcome now the gleam of freedom’s light,
Yet the millions have not seen it, still they roam in deepest night;
Hear, oh, hear from every nation cries of sorrow and distress,
Time is surely, swiftly ending, haste their dying souls to bless. [Refrain]

3 We will pray the Lord to send His saving truth through every land,
“Go ye therefore,” saith the Master, do you hear the great command?
Oh, review your consecration, hasten to the harvest field,
And a thousand souls in heaven gathered, be thy golden yield. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #396

Author: Wm. G. Schell

(no biographical information available about Wm. G. Schell.) Go to person page >

Arranger: 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 >

Text Information

First Line: On the borders of eternity the world is standing now
Title: The Perishing World
Author: Wm. G. Schell (1893)
Arranger: Clara McAlister Brooks (1911)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10861
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