Friday, May 16, 2008

Rescue The Perishing

I just knew this song from my sister. An awesome song with powerful lyrics. Very dynamic. It's actually an 18th century hymn written by Fannie J. Cosby. The one I'm posting will be a re-make by Rebecca St. James. This song really does make you realize what's more important in life. I think it echoes The Great Commission in an astounding way. To see the history of this song click here.

Special thanks to Anders for reminding me how to post vids in my blog. Haha....totally forgot bout embedding!! Silly me...used that a lot in friendster. Embedding vids in people's comments. How could I possibly forget?? Lol...

Below are the lyrics. Well, Rebecca didn't sang all of the lyrics but I'll post them all anyway.

Rescue The Perishing

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.
Church open your eyes once more,
And see what Christ died for,
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.

As we playing our songs, while we singing them well
Have we forgotten the lost, the reality of hell?
If we say we love God, wanna see His will done,
Will we offer our lives, or just the songs we have sung?
Do we even care, when will we care?

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