Scripture Verse

Every one that heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand. Matthew 7:26


Words: Tom A. Fer­gu­son, in the Sup­ple­ment to the Harp of Glo­ry, ed­it­ed by Will­iam T. Dale & H. A. R. Hor­ton (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Will­iam T. Dale, 1912), num­ber 71, alt.

Music: Mak­as­sar Fred L. Beard (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Fer­gu­son or Beard (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


There’s a brother sinking down today;
Will you lend to him a helping hand?
He is drifting, drifting far away,
And his feet are on the sinking sand.


Sinking down, sinking down,
There’s a brother sinking down today;
Sinking down, sinking down,
There’s a brother drifting far away.

Many souls are sinking down today
That have never heard a Christian pray;
Can you speak to them a word of cheer,
To bring comfort to the sinner’s ear?


There are broken hearts so sad tonight,
That are lost from Jesus and the light;
They are drifting far away from shore
Where they will be lost for evermore.