Even Now

Brood not over the sinful past

Author: George Cooper
Tune: [Brood not o'er the sinful past]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Brood not o’er the sinful past,
Come to Him, be not downcast,
Seek His shelter from the blast
Even now;
What tho’ thou hast shunned Him long,
Oh, His love’s enduring, strong;
Sing today redemption’s song
Even now.

Even now He calls for thee;
He is pleading tenderly;
Ye heavy laden, come to Me;
Even now, yes, even now.

2 He the sinner will receive,
Rest and comfort He will give,
Lo! He bids thee rise and live
Even now;
Tho’ the clouds have o’er thee rolled,
Wand’rer in the dark and cold,
He will lead thee to the fold
Even now. [Refrain]

3 Though thy sins be dark as night,
He will cleanse thee pure and white,
Leave the paths of woe and blight
Even now;
Hasten, ere it be too late;
O, accept Him, do not wait;
Wide for thee He sets the gate
Even now. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2701

Author: George Cooper

George Cooper, poet, was born in the city of New York, May 14, 1840 son of John and Hepzibah Cooper, He was educated in the public schools of his native city, and afterwards studied law under the late Chester A. Arthur. After practicing for a short time, he renounced his profession to devote himself to the vocation to which his natural gifts inclined him. In his early years, he had developed a taste for writing, and before his sixteenth year had begun to contribute acceptable verses to several leading magazines. Encouraged by the success that met his early productions, he wrote constantly, and became a regular contributor to such periodicals as “The Independent,” “Harpers’ Young People,” and “Harper’s Magazine,” “Atlantic… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Brood not over the sinful past
Title: Even Now
Author: George Cooper
Source: Sermons in Song No. 3 by Isaac H. Meredith and Grant C. Tullar (New York: Tullar-Meredith, 1901)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Even now He calls for thee
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #2701
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