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To the Rescue!

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1 See! a sail amid the fearful breakers
Yonder, waving signals of distress;
Haste! make ready at the saving station,
Man the life-boat, praying God to bless!

To the rescue, to the rescue!
Brother, seize the oar!
Launch the life-boat, launch the life-boat!
Pull away from shore!
Speed the life-boat, speed the life-boat!
Brave the wind and wave!
To the rescue, to the rescue!
Precious souls to save!

2 Higher, fiercer yet the tempest rages,
Can the life-boat live in such a sea?
Yes, for God who rules the storm shall guide it,
Till imperilled souls in safety be. [Chorus]

3 See the forms unto the old wreck clinging,
Now they beckon to the shore for aid;
Now their cry for help your ears is greeting!
Surely you would not the call evade. [Chorus]

4 Sin is rampant and its billows raging,
And these human wrecks are everywhere;
Brother, do not lose a single moment!
Heaven's message to them quickly bear. [Chorus]

5 Go and tell them Christ has died to win them,
Bid them cast on Him their load of care;
Bid them hope, tho' 'neath the wave now sinking;
Tell them Christ can save them even there. [Chorus]

Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #64

Author: F. A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: See, a sail amid the fearful breakers
Title: To the Rescue!
Author: F. A. Blackmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: To the rescue, to the rescue
Copyright: Public Domain



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