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

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

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Katharyn Bacon (1884-?)

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!

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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.

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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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