Advent Hymnals

544. THROW OUT THE LIFE-LINE

Christ in Song,

1.
Throw out the Life-Line across the dark wave,
There is a brother whom some one shall save;
Somebody's brother!  oh, who then, will dare
To throw out the Life-Line his peril to share?

Chorus:
Throw out the Life-Line!  Throw out the Life-Line!
Some one is drifting away; 
Throw out the Life-Line!  Throw out the Life-Line!
Some one is sinking today.

2.
Throw out the Life-Line, With hand quick and strong,
Why do you tarry, why linger so long?
See!  he is sinking; oh, hasten today
And out with the Life-Boat!  away, then, away!  [Chorus]

3.
Throw out the Life-Line to danger-fraught men,
Sinking in anguish where you've never been:
Winds of temptation and billows of woe
Will soon hurl them out where the dark waters flow.  [Chorus]

4.
Soon will the season of rescue be o'er,
Soon will they drift to eternity's shore,
Haste, then, my brother, no time for delay,
But throw out the Life-Line and save them today.  [Chorus]

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Title Throw Out the Life-Line
Key G Major
Titles Throw out the Life-Line! Throw out the Life-Line!
First Line Throw out the Life-Line across the dark wave
Author Rev. U. S. Ufford
Year 1908
Composer E. S. U.
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Tune Throw out the Life-Line across the dark wave
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Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Call to Activity; Special Selections: Solos
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