Author: Martha J. Lankton Hymnal: On Joyful Wing #57 (1886) Hymnal Title: On Joyful Wing First Line: Pray for the fallen! oh, think of them kindly Refrain First Line: Pray for them earnestly, pray for them faithfully Lyrics: 1 Pray for the fallen! oh, think of them kindly,
Take them to Jesus, his mercy implore;
Though they have wandered, and sad their condition,
Prayer and our efforts their souls may restore.
Pray for them earnestly, pray for them faithfully,
Prayers will be answered through Jesus’ dear name;
Pray for them fervently, loving, and tenderly,—
Prayer and our efforts the lost may reclaim.
2 Pray for the fallen! oh, do not forsake them,
Slaves to the tempter who laughs at their pain;
Fast in the fetters he forged to deceive them,
Pity and help them again and again. [Refrain]
3 Pray for the fallen, the world has renounced them!
Keen are its glances, its censure is cold;
Yet the dear Saviour will gently receive them,
He will not turn them away from his fold. [Refrain]
4 Pray for the erring! oh, think of them kindly
They are our neighbors, though far they have strayed;
They are our brothers: go forth to their rescue!
Give them our friendship, our comfort, our aid. [Refrain] Tune Title: [Pray for the fallen! oh, think of them kindly]
Pray for the Fallen