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Step over the line

Though only a line, just a line intervenes

Author: S. C. Kirk
Tune: [Tho' only a line, just a line intervenes]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho' only a line, just a line intervenes
Between your salvation and you,
Your soul will be lost if the line is not cross'd,
God's Word to the sinner is true.

O won't you step over, step over it now!
Believing His Word to be true;
Come then, at the foot of the Cross humbly bow,
And let the dear Saviour save you.

2 You may have gone far in the dark and the cold,
Like one in the wilderness lost;
But would you come back to the true Shepherd's fold,
There's only a line to be cross'd. [Refrain]

3 You may have been drifting the world's stormy main,
By billow and tempest been toss'd;
But would you return to the home port again,
There's only a line to be cross'd. [Refrain]

4 Has sin sown the seed of despair in your soul?
O come without money or cost!
The Saviour is waiting to say, 'Be thou whole;'
There's only a line to be cross'd. [Refrain]

Source: Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #257a

Author: S. C. Kirk

Born: Circa 1847, Near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: Circa 1917, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kirk’s works include: Musings Along the Way --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though only a line, just a line intervenes
Title: Step over the line
Author: S. C. Kirk
Refrain First Line: O, won't you step over, step over it now


[Tho' only a line, just a line intervenes]


This is very similar to SALAMIS (12323), but the contour of the melody is strikingly different in the second phrase.

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The Cyber Hymnal #11383
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The Cyber Hymnal #11383

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