A Convenient Season

"At some convenient season," a young man said

Author: F. A. Blackmer
Tune: [At some convenient season, a young man said]
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

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

Author: F. A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: "At some convenient season," a young man said
Title: A Convenient Season
Author: F. A. Blackmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A more convenient season will never come
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Bells of Heaven #d28

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Heaven's Echo #81


Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #62

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d57

The Golden Sheaf #d7

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The Golden Sheaf #80

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