Throw the lifeline

Wild the storm wind, dark the night

Author: F. Denison
Tune: [Wild the storm wind, dark the night]
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Wild the storm wind, dark the night,
Drifts the sea upon the shoal,
Look, a periled bark in sight,
Lo! a lost and found'ring soul.

Chorus:
Speed the life boat! bend the oar!
Swiftly to his rescue fly!
See him struggling far from shore!
Throw the life line ere he die!

2. Yes, I hear a crying soul,
Battling with the storm and wave;
Deeper yet the billows roll;
Who will haste that soul to save? [Chorus]

3. In the name of Jesus, go;
With His word of truth and grace,
Some sweet promise to him throw,
Bid him Jesus' word embrace. [Chorus]

4. Speed the life boat! raise the cry,
"Battle on 'gainst wind and tide";
Signal to him "help is nigh,"
Bid him trust the Crucified. [Chorus]


Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #138

Author: F. Denison

Denison, Frederic. (Stonington, Connecticut, September 28, 1819--August 16, 1901, Providence, Rhode Island). Baptist. Son of Isaac and Levina (Fish) Denison. Brown University, B.A. 1847, and M.A. Pastorates at First Baptist Church, Westerly, Rhode Island, 1847-1854; Central Baptist Church, Norwich, Connecticut, 1854-1859; Baptist Church at Central Falls, Rhode Island, 1859-1861; First Baptist Church, Westerly, Rhode Island, 1865-1871; Baptist Church oat New Haven, Connecticut, 1872-1873; Baptist Church at Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 1874-1876; and Roger Williams Baptist Church, Wanskuck, Providence, Rhode Island, for a few years after leaving Woonsocket. Army chaplain with First Rhode Island Cavalry (1861-1863), and Third Rhode Island Heavy A… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wild the storm wind, dark the night
Title: Throw the lifeline
Author: F. Denison
Refrain First Line: Speed the lifeboat, bend the oar

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Temple Chimes #d273

The Canadian Hymnal #d425

The Canadian Hymnal #d429

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The Gospel Awakening #138

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