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940. Only a Step to the Grave

1 Soon time will be ended, eternity’s near,
It is only a step to the grave;
God’s warnings are sounding, oh, will you not hear?
It is only a step to the grave.

Refrain:
It is only a step to the grave,
It is only a step to the grave;
O sinner, awake, your soul is at stake,
And it’s only a step to the grave.

2 How near is your dying, O faltering man?
For there’s only a step to the grave;
Your life at the longest is only a span,
And there’s only a step to the grave. [Refrain]

3 Backslider in darkness, in sorrow and sin,
It is only a step to the grave;
The door may soon close that’s inviting you in,
For there’s only a step to the grave. [Refrain]

4 The end is soon coming, O sinner, beware,
For it’s only a step to the grave;
Repent, or you’ll miss that bright haven so fair,
For it’s only a step to the grave. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Soon time will be ended, eternity's near
Title: Only a Step to the Grave
Author: D. O. T. (1911)
Meter: 11.9.11.9 R
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 8:8; Luke 12:20; Job 21:13
Topic: Warning
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Only_a_Step_to_the_Grave); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (98); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (492)
Refrain First Line: It is only a step to the grave
Tune Information
Name: [Soon time will be ended, eternity's near]
Composer: Daniel O. Teasley (1911)
Meter: 11.9.11.9 R
Key: A Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Only_a_Step_to_the_Grave); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (98); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (492)



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