My Spirit shall not always strive with man.@Genesis 6:3
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Jesse R. Baxter, Jr. (1887–1960)

Jesse R. Baxter, Jr., in The Gospel Way, by Anthony J. Showalter et al. (Dalton, Georgia: A. J. Showalter, 1923), number 12 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.

Refrain

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.

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

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