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Throw Out the Life-Line
Words: Edwin Smith Ufford
Music: Throw Out the Life-Line | Edwin Smith Ufford; arranged by George Coles Stebbins (1846–1945)
1. Throw out the Life-Line across the dark wave;
There is a brother whom someone should save;
Somebody’s brother! O who then will dare
To throw out the Life-Line, his peril to share?

2. Throw out the Life-Line with hand quick and strong:
Why do you tarry, why linger so long?
See! he is sinking; oh, hasten today
And out with the Life-Boat! away, then away!

3. Throw out the Life-Line to danger fraught men,
Sinking in anguish where you’ve never been;
Winds of temptation and billows of woe
Will soon hurl them out where the dark waters flow.

4. Soon will the season of rescue be o’er,
Soon will they drift to eternity’s shore;
Haste, then, my brother, no time for delay,
But throw out the Life-Line and save them today.

5. This is the Life-Line, oh, tempest tossed men;
Baffled by waves of temptation and sin;
Wild winds of passion, your strength cannot brave,
But Jesus is mighty, and Jesus can save.

6. Jesus is able! To you who are driv’n,
Farther and farther from God and from Heav’n;
Helpless and hopeless, o’erwhelmed by the wave;
We throw out the Life-Line, ’tis “Jesus can save.”

7. This is the Life-Line, oh, grasp it today!
See, you are recklessly drifting away;
Voices in warning, shout over the wave,
O grasp the strong Life-Line, for Jesus can save.

Refrain:
Throw out the Life-Line! Throw out the Life-Line!
Someone is drifting away;
Throw out the Life-Line! Throw out the Life-Line!
Someone is sinking today.
I Am Praying for You
Words: Samuel O’Malley Gore Cluff
Music: I Am Praying for You | Ira David Sankey
1. I have a Savior, He’s pleading in glory,
A dear, loving Savior though earth friends be few;
And now He is watching in tenderness o’er me;
And oh, that my Savior were your Savior, too.

2. I have a Father; to me He has given
A hope for eternity, blessèd and true;
And soon He will call me to meet Him in Heaven,
But, oh, that He’d let me bring you with me, too!

3. I have a robe; ’tis resplendent in whiteness,
Awaiting in glory my wondering view;
Oh, when I receive it all shining in brightness,
Dear friend, could I see you receiving one, too!

4. When Jesus has found you, tell others the story,
That my loving Savior is your Savior, too;
Then pray that your Savior may bring them to glory,
And prayer will be answered—’twas answered for you!

5. Speak of that Savior, that Father in Heaven,
That harp, crown, and robe which are waiting for you—
That peace you possess, and that rest to be given,
Still praying that Jesus may save them with you.

Refrain:
For you I am praying,
For you I am praying,
For you I am praying,
I’m praying for you.