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Rescue Them

Rescue them, rescue the souls that are perishing

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Rescue them, rescue the souls that are perishing]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Rescue them! rescue the souls that are perishing,
Lingering just on the verge of despair;
Hope of salvation their fond hearts are cherishing,
Suffer them not to be perishing there.

Rescue them! rescue them! rescue the perishing,
Hear how in pity salvation they crave;
Go in the name of the Savior who died for them,
Rescue the lost, and the perishing save.

2 Rescue them! rescue the souls that are wandering,
Far from the fold of the Shepherd astray,
While from his love their affections are sundering;
Rescue these wand’rers for Jesus today. [Refrain]

3 Rescue them! rescue the souls that are sorrowing,
Sorrowing, sighing because of their sin;
Over their pathway the wrath-clouds are lowering,
Into God’s kingdom, oh! gather them in. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.3 #22

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Rescue them, rescue the souls that are perishing
Title: Rescue Them
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rescue them! rescue them! rescue the perishing
Copyright: Public Domain



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Triumphant Songs No.3 #22

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Triumphant Songs Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #22

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