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



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, 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 (1 - 100 of 333)

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

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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #197

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #209

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

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #428

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music, for the Sunday-school #174

Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d33

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American Lutheran Hymnal #24

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 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

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #290

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #371

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d196

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Calvary's Praises #278

Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d40

Carols of Peace for Christian Work and Worship #d22

Chapel and Family Hymn Book #d33

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Chapel Melodies #52

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Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #216

Christian Hymnal #d86

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Christian Hymns: for church, school and home: with music #160

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d201

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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #337

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d225

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Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #235

Crown Him King #d33

Crowns of Glory #d22

Crowns of Rejoicing #d36

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Diadems: a collection of religious songs, new and old, for the church and Sunday school #225

Echoes of Eden #d32

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #57

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #57

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #193

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #378

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #378

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

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Glory Songs #203

Gospel Hymn and Tune Book #d74

Gospel Hymns #d103

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #453

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

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Great Revival Hymns #283

Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d44

Greatest Hymns for use in the Churches #d42

Hallowed Songs #d79

Heart Melodies: Selected Hymns for Use in Evangelistic . . . 2nd ed. #d15

Heavenly Echoes #d32

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Herald of Praise #209

Hosannas to the King, No.2 #d25

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #275

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #275

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #336

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #336

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #229

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #229

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Hymns and Tunes for Prayer and Social Meetings #104

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Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #105

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Hymns for Christian Melody #233

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Hymns for First-Day Schools #40

Hymns for Schools and Families #d117

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #132

Hymns for Social Worship. 6th ed. #d52

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Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #100

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Hymns for the Camp. (3rd ed. rev. and enl.) #63

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #470

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d241

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #493

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d55

Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs with Responsive Readings #d68

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Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs: with responsive readings #115


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