Scripture Verse

This night thy soul shall be required of thee. Luke 12:20

Introduction

Words: Kath­a­ryn Ba­con, in New Songs of Praise, by Al­fred E. Hel­ton et al. (Le­noir, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1913), num­ber 58.

Music: Lu­net­ti E. B. Mc­Clurd (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Mc­Clurd’s full name, where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Ba­con, would you ?

portrait
Katharyn Bacon
(1884–?)

Lyrics

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!

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

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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!

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