The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/O Tender and Sweet Was the Master's Voice
|196||O Tender and Sweet Was the Master's Voice|
|(OVER THE LINE. 10, 8, 10, 8. With Refrain)|
|N. K. Bradford||Edward H. Phelps|
1.O tender and sweet was the Master's voice
As he lovingly called to me,
'Come over the line it is only a step--
I am waiting my child, for thee!'
'0ver the line,' hear the sweet refrain,
Angels are chanting the heavenly strain:
'Over the line,' Why should I remain
With a step between me and Jesus.
(4th v) 'Over the line,' I will not remain,
I'll cross it and go to Jesus. Amen.
2.But my sins are many, my faith is small,
Lo! the answer came quick and clear;
'Thou needest not trust in thyself at all,
Step over the line, I am here.'
3.But my flesh is weak, I tearfully said,
And the way I cannot see;
I fear if I try I may sadly fail,
And thus may dishonor thee.
4.Ah, the world is cold, and I cannot go back,
Press forward I surely must;
I will place my hand in his wounded palm,
Step over the line, and trust.
Copyright, 1906, by E. H. Phelps. Renewal, By permission of The Biglow & Main Co., owners
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