Run Not The Risk

O soul adrift and in despair

Author: Katharyn Bacon
Tune: [O soul adrift and in despair]
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Representative Text

1 O soul adrift and in despair,
Oppressed with sin and doubt and care,
While Jesus pleads, His voice obey;
Run not the risk another day!

Run not the risk, for none can tell,
When you to earth must say farewell;
Run not the risk, lest you shall stand
Unknown, condemned, at God’s left hand.

2 He gave His life on Calvary,
All guilty souls from sin to free;
O spurn Him not who for you died;
Run not the risk, whate’er betide. [Refrain]

3 O trust the Lord, for life is brief,
And be not lost in unbelief;
Confess Him now with faith sincere,
Run not the risk, for death is near. [Refrain]

4 Repent, believe, and turn from sin;
O let the Lord of glory in!
With pardoning grace He will endow;
Run not the risk, accept Him now! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8450

Author: Katharyn Bacon

Katharyn Bacon was born in 1884 and lived in the hills of Tennessee. She liked books, flowers, garden and being close to nature. She was most likely married to George W. Bacon since a lot of her hymns appear in hymnals he edited. 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: O soul adrift and in despair
Title: Run Not The Risk
Author: Katharyn Bacon
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Run not the risk, for none can tell
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8450
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