Delay Not

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

Author: Thomas Hastings
Published in 333 hymnals

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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 >

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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

Tune

GOSHEN

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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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

Instances (1 - 100 of 333)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Worship for the Use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church ... of the Church of the Redeemer, Richmond, Virginia #d29
A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d65
A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d51
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #197Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #592Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #649Page Scan
A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #209Page Scan
A Messenger for Jesus #d48
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns for Social Worship and Pravate Devotion #d22
A Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Sunday School #d41
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #428Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music, for the Sunday-school #174Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, at their Session, June 1846, and authorized to be used in the churches under their care #87Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d33
American Lutheran Hymnal #24TextPage Scan
Baptist Songs with Music #d42
Bells of Bethlehem #d19
Bells of Heaven: a Choice Collection of Hymns and Tunes "New and Old" #d79
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #331aPage Scan
Book of Hymns for the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Wisconsin and Other States #d56
Book of Hymns for the joint Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and other states #d52
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #290TextPage Scan
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #371TextPage Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d196
Calvary's Praises #278Page Scan
Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d40
Carols of Peace for Christian Work and Worship #d22
Chapel and Family Hymn Book #d33
Chapel Melodies #52Page Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #216Page Scan
Christian Hymnal #d86
Christian Hymns: for church, school and home: with music #160TextPage Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d201
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #337TextPage Scan
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #487Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d225
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #10Page Scan
Church music: with selections for the ordinary occasions of public and social worship, from the Psalms and hymns of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #307Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #235Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #235Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #235Page Scan
Conference Hymns : adapted to religious conferences, and meetings for prayer, to which is added a selection of the most favorite melodies in common use #T70Page Scan
Conference Hymns : adapted to religious conferences, and meetings for prayer, to which is added a selection of the most favorite melodies in common use #91Page Scan
Conference Hymns. a new collection of hymns, designed especially for use in conference and prayer meetings, and family worship. #184Page Scan
Crown Him King #d33
Crowns of Glory #d22
Crowns of Rejoicing #d36
Diadems: a collection of religious songs, new and old, for the church and Sunday school #225Page Scan
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #119Page Scan
Echoes from Zion: for the prayer meeting, camp-meeting, family circle, and all seasons of religious interest #18Page Scan
Echoes of Eden #d32
Evangelical Hymns: original and selected: designed for the use of families and private circles; for social prayer meetings, seasons of revival or oother occasions of special interest #93Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #57
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #57TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #193TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #378TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #378TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d71
Free Methodist Hymnal #d135
Gloria in Excelsis #d134
Gloria in Excelsis #d76
Glory Songs #d23
Glory Songs #203Page Scan
Gospel Hymns #d103
Gospel Hymns and Tune Book #d74
Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #453Page Scan
Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d84
Gospel Tidings, a Book of Select Gospel Songs #d21
Gospel Voices No.2 #d23
Great Revival Hymns #283Page Scan
Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d44
Greatest Hymns for use in the Churches #d42
Hallowed Songs #d79
Hallowed Songs: for prayer and social meetings, containing hymns and tunes, carefully selected from all sources, both old and new, and are of the most spiritual..(Newly Revised) #282Page Scan
Heart Melodies: Selected Hymns for Use in Evangelistic . . . 2nd ed. #d15
Heavenly Echoes #d32
Herald of Praise #209Page Scan
Hosannas to the King, No.2 #d25
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #275Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #275Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #336Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #336Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #229Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #229Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Prayer and Social Meetings #104Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #105Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #233Page Scan
Hymns for First-Day Schools #40Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d117
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #132Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship. 6th ed. #d52
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #100Page Scan
Hymns for the Camp. (3rd ed. rev. and enl.) #63Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #470Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d241
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #493Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship, Approved and Recommended ... by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 2nd ed. #d110
Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d55
Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs with Responsive Readings #d68
Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs: with responsive readings #115Page Scan

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