Scripture Verse

Snatch others from the fire and save them. Jude 1:23


Words: Will­iam C. Poole, in Soul-Stir­ring Songs (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1900).

Music: An­na G. Lam­bert (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Lam­bert (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

William C. Poole (1875–1949)


Over the mount­ains so bleak and so cold,
Far from the beau­ti­ful ci­ty of gold;
Lost ones are stray­ing be­cause you and I
Never have told them a Sav­ior is nigh.


O, won’t some­bo­dy tell them,
Tell them of Cal­va­ry’s tree;
Tell them the story of Je­sus,
What a great Sav­ior is He!

Lost ones are grop­ing in sin’s aw­ful night,
Falling and dy­ing away from the right;
Many the mes­sage of Christ ne­ver heard,
Lost ones for whom no one ev­er has cared.


Speed with the mes­sage, oh, speed in His name,
Hasten the sto­ry of Christ to pro­claim!
Hasten to bring back the fall­en and lost,
Speed with the mes­sage, what­ev­er the cost!