Rescue the Perishing (Hymn)

Rescue the Perishing
Fanny Crosby (1869)

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.

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.


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.


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.


The more hymns by Fanny Crosby I write about on this blog, the more convicted I am.  Fanny Crosby was blind and yet accomplished so much for the Lord during her lifetime.  We are still reading about, enjoying, being encouraged by and singing the songs that she wrote well over one hundred years ago.  This hymn is also convicting because it speaks of “rescuing the perishing.”  We should all be witnessing for the Lord and I have a feeling that none of us are doing as well as we could or should.  We can all be doing something for the Lord!

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