Only a Step to the Grave

Soon time will be ended, eternity's near

Author: Daniel Otis Teasley
Tune: [Soon time will be ended, eternity's near] (Teasley)
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

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1 Soon time will be ended, eternity’s near,
It is only a step to the grave;
God’s warnings are sounding, oh, will you not hear?
It is only a step to the grave.

Refrain:
It is only a step to the grave,
It is only a step to the grave;
O sinner, awake, your soul is at stake,
And it’s only a step to the grave.

2 How near is your dying, O faltering man?
For there’s only a step to the grave;
Your life at the longest is only a span,
And there’s only a step to the grave. [Refrain]

3 Backslider in darkness, in sorrow and sin,
It is only a step to the grave;
The door may soon close that’s inviting you in,
For there’s only a step to the grave. [Refrain]

4 The end is soon coming, O sinner, beware,
For it’s only a step to the grave;
Repent, or you’ll miss that bright haven so fair,
For it’s only a step to the grave. [Refrain]

Author: Daniel Otis Teasley

Daniel Otis Teasley, 1876-1942 Died: November 15, 1942, Santa Ana, California. Teasley en­tered the min­is­try of the Church of God de­nom­in­a­tion in 1896, and pas­tored in New York. Some­time af­ter 1910, he be­came Gen­er­al Man­a­ger of the Gos­pel Trump­et Com­pa­ny, where he worked un­til 1917. He then worked as gen­er­al man­ag­er of War­ner Press (1917-18). His works in­clude: Historical Ge­o­graphy of the Bi­ble, 1898, 1917 The Ho­ly Spir­it and Other Spir­its, 1904 How to Con­duct a Sun­day School, 1911 The Go­spel Guide-book, 1918 The Bi­ble and How to In­ter­pret It, 1918 Lyrics-- At the Cross of Je­sus Bow­ing Back to the Bless­èd Old Bi­ble… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Soon time will be ended, eternity's near
Title: Only a Step to the Grave
Author: Daniel Otis Teasley
Meter: 11.9.11.9 with refrain
Language: English

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Media

Timeless Truths #940
  • Only_a_Step_to_the_Grave.pdf (PDF)
  • Only_a_Step_to_the_Grave.sib (SIB, Scorch)
  • Only_a_Step_to_the_Grave.xml (XML)

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