Words: Fanny Crosby
Music: W. Howard Doane
From: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk
Rescue the Perishing

C                     F            C
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
G7             C         D7          G7
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
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Weep o’er the erring one, lift up the fallen,
G7            C         F   G7    C
Tell them of Jesus, the mighty to save.

G7         C          G7           C
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
F        C         G7         C
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.