O why thus stand with reluctant feet

O why thus stand with reluctant feet

Author: John M. Whyte
Tune: [O why thus stand with reluctant feet]
Published in 19 hymnals

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1 Oh, why thus stand with reluctant feet,
Just on the verge of this rest so sweet?
While God invites and your steps will greet,
Come away to Jesus now.

Chorus:
Come away to Jesus,
Come away to Jesus,
Come away to Jesus,
Come away to Jesus now.

2 Thy Spirit strives, and yet there you stand,
In sight of bliss and the glory land;
Retreat is death in the sinking sand,
Come away to Jesus now. [Chorus]

3 Your loved ones gone to the other shore,
With unseen hands seem to beckon o’er;
Their voices hushed, yet they still implore,
Come away to Jesus now. [Chorus]

4 The touch of death is upon your frame,
The marble slab soon will bear your name;
Lest you should suffer eternal shame,
Come away to Jesus now. [Chorus]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat: hymns new and old, for missionary and revival meetings, and sabbath-schools #16

Author: John M. Whyte

John M. (Marchant) Whyte. Evangelist, hymn writer, singer, b Paris, Canada West (Ontario), 8 Jun 1850, d Toronto 17 Mar 1927. He studied at the University of Toronto and devoted himself to evangelistic and temperance work. Typical of several hundred songs for which he wrote the words or the music, or both, are 'Canada Shall Yet Be Free,' 'Toronto the Good,' and 'Song of Trust.' Many songs appeared in separate editions published by Toronto News Co or Briggs. With his brother David Albert Whyte he edited Sing Out the Glad News (Briggs 1885) and Songs of Calvary (Briggs 1889). The Great Redemption (Briggs 1894), Nuggets of Gold (Briggs 1898) and Battle Songs of the Cross (1901) contain many of his own melodies. Eight of his hymns are reprinted… Go to person page >

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First Line: O why thus stand with reluctant feet
Author: John M. Whyte
Refrain First Line: Come away to Jesus

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