Save One

Out in the breakers are perishing souls

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Out in the breakers are perishing souls] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 32 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Out in the breakers are perishing souls,
Save one, save one;
Out where the current of sin madly rolls,
Save one, save one.

Pity the perishing,
Labor and pray;
Hasten to rescue them,
Save one today,
Then in your heart will be heaven begun,
Save one, save one.

2 Out in the darkness of sin’s awful night,
Save one, save one;
Tell them of Jesus, and lead to the light,
Save one, save one. [Refrain]

3 Out on the mountain so sadly astray,
Save one, save one;
From the sweet home land so far, far away,
Save one, save one. [Refrain]

4 Loved ones or strangers, whoe’er they may be,
Save one, save one;
Go in his Spirit who saves you and me,
Save one, save one. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #164

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Out in the breakers are perishing souls
Title: Save One
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Pity the perishing, labor and pray
Copyright: Public Domain



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