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Throw Out the Lifeline
Words and Music by Edward S. Ufford

Matthew 14:30
"But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid;
and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me."

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          Throw out the lifeline across the dark wave,
          There is a brother whom someone should save;
          Somebody's brother! oh, who then will dare,
          To throw out the lifeline, his peril to share?

            Chorus
            Throw out the lifeline!  Throw out the lifeline!
            Someone is drifting away;
            Throw out the lifeline!  Throw out the lifeline!
            Someone is sinking today.

          Throw out the lifeline with hand quick and strong;
          Why do you tarry, why linger so long?
          See!  he is sinking; oh hasten today -
          And out with the lifeboat!  away, then away!

            Chorus
            Throw out the lifeline!  Throw out the lifeline!
            Someone is drifting away;
            Throw out the lifeline!  Throw out the lifeline!
            Someone is sinking today.

          Throw out the lifeline 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.

            Chorus
            Throw out the lifeline!  Throw out the lifeline!
            Someone is drifting away;
            Throw out the lifeline!  Throw out the lifeline!
            Someone is sinking today.

          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 lifeline and save them today.

            Chorus
            Throw out the lifeline!  Throw out the lifeline!
            Someone is drifting away;
            Throw out the lifeline!  Throw out the lifeline!
            Someone is sinking today.


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