Scripture Verse

He that winneth souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30


Words: Her­bert G. To­vey, 1914.

Music: Foss L. Fell­ers (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Herbert G. Tovey (1888–1972)


Give me a pas­sion for souls, dear Lord,
A pas­sion to save the lost;
O that Thy love were by all adored,
And wel­comed at any cost.


Jesus, I long, I long to be win­ning
Men who are lost, and con­stant­ly sin­ning;
O may this hour be one of be­gin­ning
The sto­ry of par­don to tell.

Though there are dan­gers un­told and stern
Confronting me in the way,
Willingly still would I go, nor turn,
But trust Thee for grace each day.


How shall this pas­sion for souls be mine?
Lord, make Thou the an­swer clear;
Help me to throw out the old life line
To those who are strug­gling near.