387. Oh, Why Not Now?

1 Why not now? O sinner, listen
To that pleading voice within,
Saying, “Jesus came to save you
From the awful curse of sin.”

Refrain:
Oh, why not now? Oh, why not now?
All heaven waits while you delay;
Oh, why not now? Oh, why not now?
Risk not your soul for one more day.

2 Why not now? Your days are passing
Swiftly to eternity;
All your strength is unavailing
Your poor heart from sin to free. [Refrain]

3 Why not now? The future holdeth
Not one promise for your soul;
Come, accept God’s proffered mercy
Ere you die in sin’s control. [Refrain]

4 Why not now? Your death is nearing,
Soon your final day will come,
And your choice this very moment
May result in awful doom. [Refrain]

5 Why not now? Oh, do not linger,
Reason bids you make the choice;
Saints and angels bid you welcome,
Harken to that inner voice. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Why not now? O sinner, listen
Title: Oh, Why Not Now?
Author: D. O. T. (1912)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.8.8
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6:2; James 4:14
Topic: Invitation
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Oh_Why_Not_Now); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (130)
Refrain First Line: Oh, why not now? Oh, why not now?
Tune Information
Name: [Why not now? O sinner, listen]
Composer: Daniel O. Teasley (1912)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.8.8
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Oh_Why_Not_Now); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (130)



Media
MIDI file: Oh_Why_Not_Now.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Oh_Why_Not_Now)




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