Put on the brakes my brother

Put on the brakes my brother

Author: I. N. McHose
Tune: [Put on the brakes, my brother]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Put on the brakes, my brother,
Steep is the grade you’re on;
See how your speed’s increasing,
See how you’re whirled along!
’Tis on the downgrade, brother,
Danger is in your way;
On with the brakes, my brother,
Why will you still delay?

Look, there’s a red light, brother!
Telling of danger near;
Put on the brakes, my brother,
Stop in your mad career.

2 Put on the brakes, my brother,
Stop ere it be too late;
Fearful will end your journey,
If you will longer wait.
’Tis on the downtrain, brother,
Bearing you swiftly on;
To everlasting burning,
Whence there is no return;

Look, there’s a red light, brother!
Telling of danger near;
Put on the brakes, my brother,
Stop in your mad career.

3 Look! there’s a switch, my brother,
Ready to change your way;
If you will only signal,
Each order then obey.
Now give the signal, brother,
Switchmen will then obey;
Changing your course for another,
Leading to endless day.

Look, there’s a red light, brother!
Telling of danger near;
Put on the brakes, my brother,
Stop in your mad career.

4 Will you not change, my brother?
Will you not happy be?
Will you accept salvation,
Changing your destiny?
Make Jesus your conductor,
Leading thro’ Beulah Land;
Soon will he take you safely
Into the depot grand.

Now on the right track, brother,
Swiftly we glide along;
To yonder heav’nly country,
Singing a glad new song.

Source: Pearls of Praise #162

Author: I. N. McHose

McHose, Isaac N. Born 1831/1832, Hellerstown, Pennsylvania. Some speculation on his identity. Co-editor with Kurzenknabe and Bentley on Gospel Trio of Sacred Song (1891). --Letters, family trees in DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Put on the brakes my brother
Author: I. N. McHose
Refrain First Line: Look there's a red light brother

Timeline

Instances

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Gospel Melodies #d152
Pearls of Praise #162TextAudioPage Scan
The Gospel Invitation #d66
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