Help save one

Souls are wandering in the night

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Souls are wandering in the night]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Souls are wand’ring in the night,
Help save one;
Far away from heaven’s light,
Help save one;
Haste to rescue them today,
Hold aloft a guiding ray,
Till they find the better way,
Help save one.

Haste, O haste! Christian brother, haste!
Going in strength that is not your own,
Help save one;
Haste, O haste, Christian brother, haste!
Looking for pow’r to the holy throne,
O help save one!

2 Brothers sink beneath the wave,
Help save one;
Those whom Jesus died to save,
Help save one;
Give them love’s uplifting hand,
On the living Rock to stand;
Lead them t’ward the happy land,
Help save one. [Refrain]

3 By the grace of Him we love,
Help save one;
Till we see His face above,
Help save one;
O what joy, when storms are o’er,
Should some souls upon that shore,
Own our aid forevermore,
Help save one. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #46

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Souls are wandering in the night
Title: Help save one
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Haste, O haste
Copyright: Public Domain


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