The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/Rescue the Perishing, Care For the Dying

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140 Rescue the Perishing, Care For the Dying
(RESCUE. 11,10,11,10. With Refrain)
Fanny J. Crosby, 1870 William H. Doane, 1870

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.
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying;
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.
2.Tho' they are slighting him, still he is waiting,
Waiting the penitent chil to receive;
Plead with them earnestly, plead with them gently;
He will forgive if they only belive.
3.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.
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 wan-d'rer a Saviour has died.