Save, Oh, Save!

Send the signal of distress

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [Send the signal of distress]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Send the signal of distress:
Save, oh, save!
Quickly now thy need express;
Save, oh, save!
There’s a Captain very nigh,
Who can hear the faintest sigh,
And will heed the earnest cry:
Save, oh, save!

Refrain:
Save, oh, save!
Save, oh, save!
Send the cry across the wave:
Save, oh, save!
Save, oh, save!
Save, oh, save!
Christ the Lord will hear the cry:
He will save!

2 Send the message o’er the sea:
Save, oh, save!
Only One can rescue thee;
Save, oh, save!
Death itself is very near,
But thy call He’ll surely hear,
And thy heart with hope will cheer;
Save, oh, save! [Refrain]

3 He will understand the call,
Save, oh, save!
On His list’ning ear ‘twill fall;
Save, oh, save!
When sore danger doth assail,
When thy heart with fear doth quail,
‘Tis a cry that will prevail;
Save, oh, save! [Refrain]

4 Do not longer then delay,
Save, oh, save!
Lest He turn from thee away;
Save, oh, save!
Now He’s waiting close at hand,
And will take thee safe to land,
There at last with Him to stand;
Save, oh, save! [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #224

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Send the signal of distress
Title: Save, Oh, Save!
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: Save, oh, save
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: Public Domain

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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #224

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