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O Tender And Sweet Was The Father's Voice
OVER THE LINE 10.7.10.6.
Refrain  [1]  [2]  [3]  [4]  Last Refrain  SABBATH SCHOOL
4 stanzas with Refrain
"Over 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?
O tender and sweet was the Father's voice
As He lovingly called to me,
"Come over the line, it is only a step;
I'm waiting, My child, for thee."
"But my sins are so many, my faith so small"
Lo! the answer came quick and clear,
"Thou needest not trust in thyself at all;
Step over the line. I'm here."
"But my flesh is so feeble," with tears I said,
"And the pathway I cannot see;
I fear if I try I may sadly fail,
And thus dishonor Thee."
The world is so cold I cannot go back,
Press forward I surely must;
I'll lay my weak hand in His wounded palm,
Step over the line and trust.
"Over the line," hear the sweet refrain;
Angels are chanting the heavenly strain;
"Over the line"-I will not remain,
I'll cross it and go to Jesus.

4 stanzas with Refrain
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O tender and sweet was the Father's voice
As He lovingly called to me,
"Come over the line, it is only a step;
I'm waiting, My child, for thee."

Refrain
"Over 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?

"But my sins are so many, my faith so small"
Lo! the answer came quick and clear,
"Thou needest not trust in thyself at all;
Step over the line. I'm here."

"But my flesh is so feeble," with tears I said,
"And the pathway I cannot see;
I fear if I try I may sadly fail,
And thus dishonor Thee."

The world is so cold I cannot go back,
Press forward I surely must;
I'll lay my weak hand in His wounded palm,
Step over the line and trust.

Last Refrain
"Over the line," hear the sweet refrain;
Angels are chanting the heavenly strain;
"Over the line"-I will not remain,
I'll cross it and go to Jesus.

   
   Mrs. N. K. Bradford Music copyright, 1895, by F. E. Belden. Used by permission F. E. Belden, 1895   
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