See, they are drifting

Out on sin's ocean the careless are drifting

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [Out on sin's ocean the careless are drifting]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Out on sin’s ocean the careless are drifting,
Far from the beacon that leadeth aright;
Servants of Jesus, your voices be lifting,
Calling them back from the darkness of night.

Refrain:
See! they are drifting, your brothers are drifting,
See! they are tossing on sin’s dreadful wave!
Like to a trumpet your voices be lifting,
Call them to Jesus, the mighty to save.

2 Darkness and danger are surely before them,
Farther and farther they’re drifting away;
Forward! my brothers, to warn and implore them,
Call them to Jesus, lest farther they stray. [Refrain]

3 Call to them, brothers, their barks to be turning,
Point to the beacon of safety and light;
Point to the beacon for wanderers burning,
Lighting the pathway to Edenland bright. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #87

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

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First Line: Out on sin's ocean the careless are drifting
Title: See, they are drifting
Author: Harriet E. Jones

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Bright Melodies: for the Sunday school and young people's societies embracing praise hymns, work songs, invitation songs, primary songs, etc., etc. #132Page Scan
Gospel Song-Gems No.1 #147Page Scan
Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #87TextAudioPage Scan



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