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Save, O, Save

Over the billows sighing

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Tune: [Over the billows sighing]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Over the billows sighing,
Millions in sin are dying,
Dying in sad despair.
Point them to Calv’ry’s mountain,
To the Redeemer there.

Out from the darkness
There comes the sad cry:
“Save us, oh, save us,
We perish and die.”

2 Glory our way o’erspreading,
Bright is the path we’re treading,
Under a cloudless sky;
While in their sunless prison
Helpless the heathen die. [Refrain]

3 Hopelessly blind and weeping,
Sowing in sin and reaping,
Reaping its sure reward.
Tell them of Jesus’ dying,
How it doth life afford. [Refrain]

4 Still is the Savior pleading,
Go with the torch of freedom,
Go with his love aflame!
Love will beguile the wand’rer
Home from his guilt and shame. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #204

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Over the billows sighing
Title: Save, O, Save
Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Out from the darkness there comes the sad cry
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #10909

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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