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The Past Redemption Line

You are drifting with the tide, onward down the stream you glide

Author: J. R. Baxter (1923)
Tune: [You are drifting with the tide, onward down the stream you glide]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 You are drifting with the tide,
Onward down the stream you glide,
Drawing nearer to the danger sign;
Sad will be your awful fate
When you find, but then too late,
You have reached the "Past Redemption Line."

O the "Past Redemption Line"
Is near to some soul,
Tell me, brother, is it yours or mine?
Idle not your time away,
Come to Jesus while you may,
Ere you cross the "Past Redemption Line."

2 You are drifting from the shore,
Faster now than e’er before,
O you need the Savior’s love divine;
As you reach the current swift,
Faster still your boat will drift,
Nearer to the "Past Redemption Line." [Refrain]

4 You are drifting farther on
Where no day will ever dawn,
And the light of hope will never shine;
To the darkness of despair
That awaits you over there,
When you cross the "Past Redemption Line." [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8469

Author: J. R. Baxter

Jesse Randall (Pap) Baxter, Jr. (1887-1960) Born: December 8, 1887, Lebanon, Alabama. Died: January 21, 1960. Baxter grew up in De­Kalb Coun­ty, Al­a­ba­ma. In 1926, he bought part of Vir­gil Stamps’ Gos­pel mu­sic firm, which be­came the Stamps-Bax­ter Mu­sic and Print­ing Com­pa­ny, one of the most suc­cess­ful Gos­pel mu­sic pub­lish­ers of the ear­ly 20th Century. Bax­ter ran the com­pa­ny’s Chat­ta­noo­ga, Ten­nes­see, of­fice un­til Stamps’ death in 1940, then moved to Dall­as, Tex­as, to run the main of­fice. Af­ter Bax­ter’s death, his wife, Clarice, ran the bus­i­ness un­til she died; it was then sold to Zon­der­van. Bax­ter was in­duct­ed in­to the South­ern Gos­pel Mu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: You are drifting with the tide, onward down the stream you glide
Title: The Past Redemption Line
Author: J. R. Baxter (1923)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O the "Past Redemption Line" is near to some soul
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8469
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The Cyber Hymnal #8469

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