Song: Rescue the Perishing in The Great Awakening

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Copyright 1870, by Biglow & Main

Published in The Great Awakening (Copyright 1886, by The John Church Co.)

Lyricist(s):
Crosby, Fanny J.

Page 44
Format: Mixed words and music
Designation: 40
Verses: 4 verses

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Rescue the Perishing, #40

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,
Crushed 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.

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 wanderer a Saviour has died.