Scripture Verse

Come over…and help us. Acts 16:9


Words & Mu­sic: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz, Mis­sion­ary Songs (New York: Lo­renz, 1880) (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the ly­ri­cist as E. D. Mund, one of Lo­renz’ pseu­do­nyms.

Edmund S. Lorenz (1854–1942)


Send us a Sav­ior, hear the nations cry;
Why in the darkness must we pine and die?
Is there no helper for the sore oppressed?
Is there no refuge where the weary rest?


Bitter the cry of a race in sin,
Groping for light, yet it breaks not in;
Shall they die, while we cry,
Send us a Sav­ior, we pray?

Send us a Sav­ior, for our altar fires
Bring not the peace for which the soul aspires;
Cleansed from our sin, from wrath divine set free,
This is our need of needs, for this our plea.


Send us a Sav­ior, for our hearts are sore,
Broken in spirit, we can bear no more;
Hearts torn with anguish clamor loud for peace;
Is there no strong one who can bring release?