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605. Over the Line

1 Oh, tender and sweet was the Father’s voice
As He lovingly called to me,
“Come over the line, it is only a step—
I’m waiting, My child, for thee.”

Refrain 1-3:
“Over the line,” hear the sweet refrain,
Angels are chanting the heavenly strain;
“Over the line!”—Why should I remain
With a step between me and Jesus?

2 “But my sins are many, my faith is small”;
Lo! the answer came quick and clear:
“Thou needest not trust in thyself at all,
Step over the line, I’m here.” [Refrain]

3 “But my flesh is feeble,” with tears I said,
“And the way I cannot see;
I fear if I try I may sadly fail,
And thus may dishonor Thee.” [Refrain]

4 The world is so cold that I cannot go back,
Press forward I surely must;
I’ll lay my weak hand in His wounded palm,
Step over the line, and trust.

Refrain 4:
“Over the line,” hear the sweet refrain,
Angels are chanting the heavenly strain;
“Over the line!”—I will not remain,
I’ll cross it and go to Jesus.

Text Information
First Line: Oh, tender and sweet was the Father's voice
Title: Over the Line
Author: Mrs. N. K. Bradford (1898)
Meter: 10.7.10.7.9.10.9.8
Scripture:
Topic: Invitation
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Over_the_Line); Review and Herald Publishing Association, The Gospel in Song, 1926 (84)
Tune Information
Name: APPEAL
Composer: Joel A. Erickson (2003)
Meter: 10.7.10.7.9.10.9.8
Key: E Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Over_the_Line); Review and Herald Publishing Association, The Gospel in Song, 1926 (84)



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