Key Words: was preached to every creature
For years on a pew in the old Bowery Mission in New York City (now torn down) was a brass plaque which read “Fanny Crosby occupied this seat on her many visits to this mission for over a period of 50 years. It was while sitting here that she received the inspiration for the great Gospel song ‘Rescue the Perishing.’” This is how Fanny told the story of its writing.
was written in the year 1869, when I was forty-nine years old. Many of my hymns were written after experiences
“A few days before, Mr. Doane had sent me the subject, Rescue the Perishing, Care for the Dying. I could think of nothing else that night. When I arrived home I went to work on the hymn at once and before I retired it was ready for the melody. The next day my song was written out and forwarded to Mr. Doane who wrote the beautiful and touching music as it now stands to my hymn.
“This blessed song so wonderfully shows how God blends experience and even suggestions from others and in His timing makes ‘all things work together for good!’”
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.