Rescue the Perishing

Did you ever notice that many of our favourite hymns and choruses are all about us? Here is one that speaks of life as Jesus lived it. Fanny Crosby wrote it after visiting a homeless shelter. It’s based on scripture too so that makes it doubly powerful.

Here are a couple of the verses:

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.

Chorus
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.

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.

Here is the verse the hymn is based on:

Rescue the perishing; don’t hesitate to step in and help. If you say, “Hey, that’s none of my business,” will that get you off the hook? Someone is watching you closely, you know— someone not impressed with weak excuses. (Proverbs 24:11-12, MSG)

Let it be our prayer today.

Prayer- Lord, help us, Lord, show us one perishing and give us the wisdom and courage to share Jesus with them. Amen.

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