736. Rescue the Perishing

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.

[Refrain:]
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying;
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.

2 Though 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. (Refrain)

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,
cords that are broken will vibrate once more. (Refrain)

4 Rescue the perishing, duty demands it;
strength for your labor the Lord will provide;
back to the narrow way patiently win them,
tell the poor wanderer a Savior has died. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: Rescue the perishing, care for the dying
Title: Rescue the Perishing
Author: Fanny J. Crosby (1869)
Meter: 11.10.11.10.Ref.
Scripture: Romans 5:12; Hebrews 7:25; Acts 2:21; Psalm 51:12; Matthew 7:14; Luke 19:10; Revelation 3:20
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rescue the perishing, care for the dying
Tune Information
Name: RESCUE
Composer: William H. Doane (1870)
Meter: 11.10.11.10.Ref.
Key: B♭ Major



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