Escape for thy life. Genesis 19:17
Words: Sarah K. Holsinger, in Gospel Songs and Hymns No. 1, edited by George Holsinger (Bridgewater, Virginia: George B. Holsinger, 1898), number 103.
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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.
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.
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.
Thy Savior is earnestly calling,
In accents so tender and strong,
Oh, can you resist all His pleadings,
Or slight offered mercy too long?