Come to the Savior

Come to the Savior, O do not delay

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [Come to the Saviour, O do not delay]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come to the Saviour, O do not delay!
Come while His mercy is offered today!
Soon may you drift to eternity’s shore,
Where Jesus will call you no more.

Chorus:
O why not today the Saviour obey!
Accept of His peace and His rest!
When He is confessed, your soul shall be blessed,
O come to the Saviour today!

2 Come to the Saviour, believing His word,
Come notwithstanding how long you have erred,
Soon may the day of salvation be past,
Is this invitation your last? [Chorus]

3 Come to the Saviour, His witnesses plead,
Come as they earnestly urge you to heed,
Soon may the cry of the Bridegroom arise,
Will you then be foolish or wise? [Chorus]

4 Come to the Saviour, His spirit doth call,
Come e’er the world shall your spirit enthrall,
Soon may the pleasures of earth be forgot,
And sorrow forever your lot. [Chorus]


Source: Melodies of Salvation #203

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come to the Savior, O do not delay
Title: Come to the Savior
Author: James M. Gray
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O why not today the Savior obey
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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