Scripture Verse

Wilt thou be made whole? John 5:6


Words: Sa­la­thi­el C. Kirk, in Re­vi­val Gems No. 1, ed­it­ed by E. L. Hyde (New York: Hall-Mack, 1907).

Music: Ma­ra­cai­bo Em­i­ly D. Wil­son (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as J. G. Wil­son (Em­i­ly was Mrs. John G. Wil­son).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wil­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Salathiel C. Kirk


Tho’ only a line,
Just a line intervenes
Between your salvation and you;
Your soul will be lost
If the line is not crossed:
God’s Word to the sinner is true.


O won’t you step over?
Step over it now,
Believing His Word to be true!
Come then, at the foot
Of the Cross humbly bow,
And let the dear Savior save you.

You may have gone far
In the dark and the cold,
Like one in the wilderness lost;
But would you come back
To the true Shepherd’s fold,
There’s only a line to be crossed.


You may have been drifting
The world’s stormy main,
By billow and tempest been tossed;
But would you return
To the home port again,
There’s only a line to be crossed.


Has sin sown the seed
Of despair in your soul?
O come without money or cost!
The Savior is waiting
To say, Be thou whole;
There’s only a line to be crossed.