Come to the Savior

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Come to the Savior, make no delay

Author: George F. Root
Tune: [Come to the Savior, make no delay]
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1 Come to the Saviour, make no delay,
Here in his word he’s shown us the way;
Herein our midst he’s standing today,
Tenderly saying: Come!

Joyful, joyful will the meeting be,
When from sin our hearts are pure and free,
And we shall gather, Saviour, with thee
In our eternal home.

2 Come to the Saviour! O hear his voice!
Let every heart leap forth and rejoice,
And let us freely make him our choice;
Do not delay, but come.

3 Think once again, he’s with us today;
Heed now his blest commands, and obey;
Hear now his accents tenderly say:
Come to your Saviour, come.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #235

Author: George F. Root

Root, George F., MUS. DOC, born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., Aug. 30, 1820. He is much more widely known as a composer of popular music than as a hymn writer. Four of his hymns are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. Nos. 16, 100, 293, and 297. A sympathetic biographical sketch, with portrait, is in The Tonic Sol-Fa Reporter, Sep. 1886. He died Aug. 6, 1895. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come to the Savior, make no delay
Title: Come to the Savior
Author: George F. Root
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Joyful, joyful will the meeting be
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #235

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