Advent Hymnals


Christ in Song,

Rescue the perishing,
Care for the dying,
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep o'er the erring one,
Lift up the fallen,
Tell them of Jesus, the mighty to save.

Rescue the perishing,
Care for the dying;
Jesus is merciful,
Jesus will save.

Tho' they are slighting him,
Still he is waiting,
Waiting the penitent child to receive.
Plead with them earnestly,
Plead with them gently;
He will forgive if they only believe.  [Chorus]

Down in the human heart,
Crush'd by the tempter,
Feelings lie buried that grace can restore;
Touched by a loving heart,
Wakened by kindness,
Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.  [Chorus]

Rescue the perishing,
Duty demands it,
Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide;
Back to the narrow way
Patiently win them;
Tell the poor wand'rer a Saviour has died.  [Chorus]

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Title Rescue the Perishing
Key B♭ Major
Titles Rescue the perishing,
First Line Rescue the perishing
Author Fanny J. Crosby
Year 1908
Composer W. H. Doane
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Tune Rescue the perishing
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Call to Activity
Texts Luke 14:23
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