"Rescue the Perishing"
Music: William H. Doane, 1869
Lyrics: Fanny J. Crosby, 1869
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep for the erring one, lift up the fallen,
Tell them of Jesus the Mighty to save.
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 truly believe.
Down in the human heart, crushed by the tempter,
Feelings lie buried that grace can restore;
Touched by a loving hand, wakened by kindness,
Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.
Recue 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 Savior has died.
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying;
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.