1 Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
weep o'er the erring one, lift up the fallen,
tell them of Jesus, the mighty to save.
Rescue the perishing,
care for the dying;
Jesus is merciful,
Jesus will save.
2 Though they are slighting Him, still He is waiting,
waiting the penitent child to receive;
plead with them earnestly, plead with them gently.
He will forgive if they only believe. [Refrain]
3 Down in the human heart, crushed by the tempter,
feelings lie buried that grace can restore;
touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness,
chords that are broken will vibrate once more. [Refrain]
4 Rescue the perishing, duty demands it.
Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide;
back to the narrow way patiently win them,
tell the poor wanderer a Savior has died. [Refrain]
Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #480
|First Line:||Rescue the perishing, care for the dying|
|Title:||Rescue the Perishing|
|Author:||Fanny Crosby (1869)|
|Meter:||126.96.36.199 with refrain|
|Refrain First Line:||Rescue the perishing, care for the dying|