Scripture Verse

Snatch others from the fire and save them. Jude 23


Words: P. M. John­son, in Sweet Har­mo­nies, ed­it­ed by C. M. Barnes (Eu­re­ka Springs, Ar­kan­sas: C. M. Barnes, 1896), num­ber 16.

Music: Co­pa­ca­ba­na C. M. Barnes, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know John­son or Barnes’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of Barnes (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

P. M. Johnson


In the lands of pagan darkness,
Millions perishing today;
Knowing naught of Je­sus’ goodness,
Naught of Christ, the living way.


Millions calling; brother, listen—
Rushing, sweeping on to hell;
O’er the ocean let us hasten,
Christ’s redeeming love to tell.

Millions there in heathen blindness,
Going down to endless woe;
Knowing naught of Je­sus’ kindness,
How He died, He loved them so.


Millions there in darkness pleading,
Calling now to you and me,
Brother, are you even heeding?
Calling now they are to thee.


Millions there in darkness dying,
Christ unknown, without a hope;
Brother, they to you are crying,
As they thro’ their darkness grope.


Millions there, great temples thronging,
Seeking help of wood and stone;
Brother, they for help are longing,
Help that can for sin atone.