Advent Hymnals

545. THROW OUT THE LIFE-LINE!

Christ in Song,

1.
Out upon an angry ocean,
Without helm or oar,
Millions in the wild commotion,
Sink to rise no more.

Chorus:
Throw out the life-line!  Throw out the life-line!
Night is swiftly coming; Behold the setting sun!
Throw out the life-line!  throw out the life-line!
Jesus is the life-line; You may save one.

2.
On a flow'ry gospel meadow,
Thousands dwell at ease,
Caring not that Death's dark shadow
Haunts the stormy seas.  [Chorus]

3.
How can we who once were rescued
At so great a cost,
Cast adrift the only Life-Line,
Laughing at the lost!  [Chorus]

4.
Brothers, hear your brothers calling,
"Throw the line this way;"
Sisters, see your sisters sinking,
With no arm to stay.  [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 Out upon an angry ocean
Author F. E. B.
Year 1908
Composer F. E. Belden
Hymnal -
Tune Out upon an angry ocean
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Call to Activity
Texts John 12:32
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Scripture Song
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