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The Risk Is Too Great

Don't try to succeed without Christ as your friend

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Don't try to succeed without Christ as your friend]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Don’t try to succeed without Christ as your friend,
Because if you do, you will fail in the end;
Don’t put off salvation until ’tis too late,
Don’t live without Jesus, the risk is too great.

Refrain:
The risk is too great, the risk is too great,
Each day you are facing a terrible fate;
Be saved ere too late, face Heaven’s bright gate,
Don’t live without Jesus: The risk is too great.

2 Don’t try to go on without Christ as your guide,
Lest foes overtake you and evils betide;
He knows the right way unto Heaven’s fair gate,
Don’t walk without Jesus, the risk is too great. [Refrain]

3 Don’t trust to your goodness to save you at last,
For only the Savior can blot out your past;
So trust Him completely today, do not wait,
Don’t live without Jesus, the risk is too great. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11027

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Don't try to succeed without Christ as your friend
Title: The Risk Is Too Great
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The risk is too great, the risk is too great
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11027
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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