Throw Out The Life Line Across The Dark


Throw out the Life-Line across the dark wave!
There is a brother whom someone should save–
Somebody’s brother! O who then will dare
To throw out the Life-Line, his peril to share?

Refrain:
Throw out the Life-Line! Throw out the Life-Line!
Someone is drifting away;
Throw out the Life-Line! Throw out the Life-Line!
Someone is sinking today.

Throw out the Life-Line with hand quick and strong–
Why do you tarry, why linger so long?
See, he is sinking! O hasten today,
And out with the Life-Boat! away, then, away! [Refrain]

Throw out the Life-Line 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. [Refrain]

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 Life-Line and save them today. [Refrain]