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

Representative Text

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.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Out on sin's ocean the careless are drifting
Title: See! They Are Drifting
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: See! they are drifting, your brothers are drifting
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #87

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