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Rescue the Perishing

Words by Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915), 1869
Tune: RESCUE by William H. Doane (1832-1915), 1870
Key signature: B flat major (2 flats)
Time signature: 4/4
Metter: with Refrain
Public Domain
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.
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.
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 Savior has died.