5416. O Turn Ye, for Why Will You Die?

1. O turn ye, O turn ye, for why will ye die,
When God, in great mercy, is coming so nigh?
Now Jesus invites you, the Spirit says Come!
And angels are waiting to welcome you home.

2. How vain the delusion, that while you delay
Your hearts may grow better, your chains melt away!
Come guilty, come wretched, come just as you are;
All helpless and dying, to Jesus repair.

3. The contrite in heart he will freely receive,
O why will you not the glad message believe?
If sin be your burden, why will you not come?
’Tis you He makes welcome, He bids you come home.

Text Information
First Line: O turn ye, O turn ye, for why will ye die
Title: O Turn Ye, for Why Will You Die?
Author: Samson Occom, 1723-1792
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Josiah Hopkins (1830)
Incipit: 13213 21656 53565
Key: G Major
Source: The Christian Lyre, without attribution, by Joshua Leavitt (New York: 1830)
Copyright: Public Domain

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