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Rescue The Perishing Hymn Story and Lyrics - Fanny Crosby, 1869

Rescue The Perishing History.


This hymn is another hymn from the prolific hymn writer, Fanny Crosby. She wrote this hymn in 1869. 

Fanny Crosby was born on March 24, 1820. She grew up as a member of the Presbyterian church but later in life became a member of the Methodist church.

She lost her vision when she was just six weeks old. It was the result of an improper treatment of an eye infection.

She wrote this hymn following the experience she had with men who were being housed at New York City Mission. Being concerned about the spiritual wellbeing she pleaded with them telling them that if anyone had wandered away from his mother's teaching he should meet her at the end of the meeting.

One of the men responded and told her that he wanted to see his mother in heaven but was concerned that his life would prevent that from happening. Fanny Crosby prayed with him fervently and he gave his life to the Lord. 

It is this experience that led her to compose this hymn.

This song is almost a command for Christians to concern themselves with saving and helping the perishing physically and spiritually.

This should be our prayer and duty too to help the people suffering from sin and earthly problems. Jesus is merciful and Jesus saves.

May this be the prayer and concern of us all!

Fanny Crosby


Rescue The Perishing Hymn Lyrics


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. [Refrain]

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 are broken will vibrate once more. [Refrain]

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 wanderer a Savior has died. [Refrain]

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Rescue The Perishing Hymn Video


Find below a video of a choir singing this song.

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