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Send a cheer across the wave

Full Text

1 They are pushing out the life-boat, throwing out the line;
Will you help a soul to save?
Let the blessed light of rescue o’er the billows shine,
Send a cheer across the wave.

Ring it out with voices loud and clear,
Ring it out, a word of hearty cheer;
If you cannot go a soul to save,
Send a cheer across the wave.

2 Think how Jesus, mighty Saviour, came to save the lost,
For his blood he freely gave;
Let his Spirit move within you toward the tempest-tossed,
Send a cheer across the wave. [Refrain]

3 By your sympathy unfailing you can strength bestow,
You can aid the toilers brave;
While your prayers arise to heaven, from a heart aglow,
Send a cheer across the wave. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #131

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: They are pushing out the life boat
Title: Send a cheer across the wave
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Ring it out with voices loud and clear



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