Song: Rescue the Perishing in The Old Story in Song

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Copyright 1870, by W. H. Doane

Published in The Old Story in Song (Copyright 1906, by Geo. W. Sanville)

Lyricist(s):
Crosby, Fanny J.

Page 151
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 153
Verses: 4 verses

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Rescue the Perishing, #153

Lyrics

Verse 1
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.

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

Verse 2
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.

Verse 3
Down in the human heart,
Crush’d by the tempter,
Feelings lie buried that grace can restore;
Touch’d by a loving heart,
Wakened by kindness,
Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.

Verse 4
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.