1 "At some convenient season," a young man said,
"I surely mean to seek the Lord;
When I have gotten riches and gain'd a name,
And time I better can afford."
A more convenient season will never come,
There's danger in further delay;
O, wait not for the morrow that may not come,
Nor harden your hearts to-day.
2 "A few more days of pleasure," a maiden said,
"And I will seek the 'living way;'
But now, while youth and beauty, and health are mine,
I'll taste the world and still be gay." [Chorus]
3 Unto a feast invited, a dying world
A Saviour's love has long abused;
And man has scorned his message and strangely said,
"I pray thee," Lord, "have me excused." [Chorus]
4 But Jesus long has waited, is waiting still,
Salvation full and free to give;
O plead not vain excuses this solemn hour,
But turn unto the Lord and live. [Chorus]
Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #80