Scripture Verse

Escape for thy life. Genesis 19:17

Introduction

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George B. Holsinger
(1857–1908)

Words: Sar­ah K. Hol­sing­er, in Gos­pel Songs and Hymns No. 1, ed­it­ed by George Hol­sing­er (Bridge­wa­ter, Vir­gin­ia: George B. Hol­sing­er, 1898), num­ber 103.

Music: George B. Hol­sing­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Sarah K. Holsinger
(1854–1930)

Lyrics

Not far from the kingdom of Heaven,
Its glories gleam faint on thy sight;
Thou’rt just on the borders of Canaan,
But oh, there is danger tonight.

Refrain

Flee the danger, the danger,
Oh, enter the haven of rest;
Flee the danger, to Jesus return,
Oh, come and forever be blest.

The power of the tempter grows stronger,
God’s pleading you soon may not hear;
The way to the kingdom grows longer,
While thus you stand doubting in fear.

Refrain

O brother, no longer stand waiting
But come to the blest mercy seat;
Oh, hasten, the storm now is raging,
The borders may sing ’neath thy feet.

Refrain

Thy Savior is earnestly calling,
In accents so tender and strong,
Oh, can you resist all His pleadings,
Or slight offered mercy too long?

Refrain