Scripture Verse

My Spirit shall not always strive with man. Genesis 6:3


Jesse R. Baxter, Jr. (1887–1960)

Words & Mu­sic: Jes­se R. Bax­ter, Jr., in The Gos­pel Way, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter et al. (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1923), num­ber 12 (🔊 pdf nwc).


You are drift­ing with the tide,
Onward down the stream you glide,
Drawing near­er to the dan­ger sign;
Sad will be your aw­ful fate
When you find, but then too late,
You have reached the Past Re­demp­tion Line.


O the Past Re­demp­tion Line
Is near to some soul,
Tell me, bro­ther, is it yours or mine?
Idle not your time away,
Come to Je­sus while you may,
Ere you cross the Past Re­demp­tion Line.

You are drift­ing from the shore,
Faster now than e’er before,
O you need the Sav­ior’s love di­vine;
As you reach the cur­rent swift,
Faster still your boat will drift,
Nearer to the Past Re­demp­tion Line.


You are drift­ing far­ther on
Where no day will ev­er dawn,
And the light of hope will nev­er shine;
To the dark­ness of des­pair
That awaits you ov­er there,
When you cross the Past Re­demp­tion Line.