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.

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
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Speed the lifeboat, bend the oar
Copyright: Public Domain



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Temple Chimes #d273

The Canadian Hymnal #378

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The Canadian Hymnal #378

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The Gospel Awakening #138

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