(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)
Give me a passion for souls, dear Lord,
A passsion 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.
Tho 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.