Answer the question now

Have you reached the brink tonight

Author: Harry Dixon Loes
Tune: [Have you reached the brink tonight]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Have you reached the brink tonight,
Where you make the final choice?
Cast your lot with God and right,
Answer yes to Jesus’ voice.

Refrain:
Why not answer the question now?
Why not answer the question now?
Will you come and as a sinner bow?
Why not answer the question now?

2 If you leave this sacred place,
And the world’s gay hand you clasp,
Having spurned the Savior’s face,
There’s no other hope to grasp. [Refrain]

3 What has sin to profit by?
Ruined lives and blasted homes;
Tho’ you gain the world and die,
After death the judgment comes. [Refrain]

4 There’s a life you need to save,
And a soul of worth no less;
If you’d shun a Christless grave,
You must meet the question, yes. [Refrain]

Source: The Tabernacle Hymns #141

Author: Harry Dixon Loes

Pseudonyms: Deal Bartells Born Harold Loes, the American gospel song writer took the middle name Dixon in honour of A. C. Dixon, the pastor of Moody Church at the time. Harry Dixon Loes studied at Moody Bible Institute, and after extensive training in music he served a number of churches with a ministry of music. From 1939 until his retirement he was a member of the music faculty of Moody Bible Institute. He wrote the lyrics for 1,500 gospel songs, and composed 3,000 tunes. One day in 1915, Paul Rader preached a sermon in Moody Church, in Chicago. His theme was, “All that I want is in Jesus.” In the congregation was young Harry Dixon Loes, then a senior at Moody Bible Institute, where he would eventually teach. Inspired… Go to person page >

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First Line: Have you reached the brink tonight
Title: Answer the question now
Author: Harry Dixon Loes
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