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Why not be a helper

There's many a soul will perish

Author: John Wesley Hughes
Tune: [There's many a soul will perish]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s many a soul will perish,
For want of friendly aid,
Whom Jesus has died to ransom;
Their full redemption paid!

Then why not be a helper,
Some precious soul to win?
Then why not be a helper,
To bring the lost ones in?

2 The Master hath need of helpers,
He calls for you today;
Then answer the summons gladly,
Thy service He’ll repay. [Refrain]

3 Then rescue a soul for Jesus,
If only one soul it be;
‘Twill bring thee a hallowed pleasure
Through all eternity! [Refrain]

4 If only a cup of water
Be given in Jesus’ name
To one who is faint and weary,
It shall not be in vain. [Refrain]

5 Remember, the greatest valor
Not only claims renown,
But lowliest deeds of kindness
Will gem thy glory crown! [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #56

Author: John Wesley Hughes

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Text Information

First Line: There's many a soul will perish
Title: Why not be a helper
Author: John Wesley Hughes
Refrain First Line: Then why not be a helper



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Gospel Praises for Use in Meetings of Christian Worship #146

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Hymns of the Kingdom #56

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #29

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New Songs of the Gospel #31

Offering of Praise #d195

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The Voice of Praise No. 3 #146

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