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Delay Not

Delay not, delay not: O sinner draw near; The waters of life are now flowing for thee!

Author: Thomas Hastings
Published in 347 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Delay not! Delay not! O sinner, draw near!
The waters of life are now flowing for you.
No price is demanded; the Savior is here.
Redemption is purchased; God's promise is true.

2 Delay not! Delay not, O sinner, to come,
For mercy still lingers and calls you today.
Its voice is not heard in the vale of the tomb;
Its message, unheeded, will soon pass away.

3 Delay not! Delay not! The Spirit of grace,
Long grieved and resisted, may take his sad flight
And leave you in darkness to finish your race,
To sink in the gloom of eternity's night.

4 Delay not! Delay not! The hour is at hand;
The earth will dissolve, and the heavens will fade.
The dead, small and great, in the Judgment must stand --
What pow'r, then, O sinner, can lend you its aid?

5 Delay not! Delay not! Why longer abuse
The love and compassion of Jesus, your God?
A fountain is opened -- how can you refuse?
Come, wash and be cleansed in his pardoning blood.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #337

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Delay not, delay not: O sinner draw near; The waters of life are now flowing for thee!
Title: Delay Not
Author: Thomas Hastings
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. MICHAELS (German)

ST. MICHAEL'S is an anonymous tune first published by William Gawler (b. Lambeth, London, England, 1750; d. London, 1809) in 1789 in his London collection Hymns and Psalms Used at the Asylum for Female Orphans (1785-1789). Gawler was organist at the Asylum of Refuge for French Orphans in Lambeth, th…

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EXPOSTULATION


MALDWYN

MALDWYN, a personal name in Welsh, is a traditional Welsh tune thought to date from the seventeenth century. It was published in David Evan's (PHH 285) collection Moliant Cenedl Dinbych (1920). The tune consists of four long phrases, each of which has the same rhythmic scheme. In minor tonality, the…

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Instances

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Christian Worship #337

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Lutheran Worship #349

The Baptist Hymnal #277

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The Cyber Hymnal #1212

Include 343 pre-1979 instances
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