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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.

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


The Cyber Hymnal #11027
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