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.
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.
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.
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!