Wilt thou be made whole?@John 5:6

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

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

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Salathiel C. Kirk (1845–1913)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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