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1047. An Appeal to the Sinner

1 Swiftly the shades of evening gather around thy way;
Fast is the sun declining, ending thy earthly day;
Dark, dark, ever descending has thy pathway been;
Sad, sad, sad is the ending of thy life of sin.

Refrain 1-3:
Dark thy future doth appear.

2 Swiftly the moments flying, hasten thy coming doom;
Specters of woe and torment upward before thee loom;
Down, down, deeper and deeper, sinking into night,
Far, far, left in the distance, is thy guiding light. [Refrain]

3 Swiftly thy steps now bear thee far from the holy way;
Thoughtless, from God and heaven thou dost each moment stray;
Near, near, swiftly approaching, is the day of wrath;
Sure, sure, straight to destruction leads thy sinful path. [Refrain]

4 Swiftly thy death is nearing, closer it comes each day,
Soon will its icy fingers banish thy life away;
Turn, turn, mercy is waiting, calling earnestly;
Come, come, Jesus is pleading, He is seeking thee.

Refrain 4:
Christ, thy Savior, now is near.

Text Information
First Line: Swiftly the shades of evening gather around thy way
Title: An Appeal to the Sinner
Author: Charles W. Naylor
Meter: 13.13.12.12 R
Scripture: Job 9:25
Topic: Invitation
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/An_Appeal_to_the_Sinner); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (114); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (281)
Tune Information
Name: [Swiftly the shades of evening gather around thy way]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: 13.13.12.12 R
Key: F Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/An_Appeal_to_the_Sinner); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (114); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (281)



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