Don't turn the dear Savior away

Don't turn the dear Savior away

Author: George Bennard
Tune: [Don’t turn the dear Savior away]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Don’t turn the dear Savior away,
He calls thee in mercy today,
Oh hear the sweet voice,
And make Jesus you choice;
Don’t turn the dear Savior away.

Refrain:
Don’t turn Him away, don’t turn Him away,
Lovingly, tenderly Jesus calls,
Tho’ you’ve gone astray,
Oh how you’ll want Him to say “well done,”
On that eternal day.
Don’t turn the dear Savior away from my heart,
Don’t turn Him away.
Don’t turn the dear Savior away,
There’s a danger and death in delay,
Ah, soon you must die
And to all say “good-bye”
Don’t turn the dear Savior away.

2 Don’t turn the dear Savior away,
Accept proffered grace while you may;
Soon time will be past,
And the Die will be cast,
Don’t turn the dear Savior away. [Refrain]

3 Don’t turn the dear Savior away,
Oh think of that great judgment day,
How awful your fate
When the Judge says “too late”
Don’t turn the dear Savior away. [Refrain]

Source: Full Redemption Songs #163

Author: George Bennard

George Bennard (1873-1958) was born in Youngstown, OH. When he was a child the family moved to Albia, Iowa. He served with the Salvation Army in Iowa for several years before he was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church. His hymn "Speak, my Lord" appears in Triumphant Service Songs (Chicago: Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Co., 1934). He wrote words and tune for his best known hymn "The Old Rugged Cross" in 1913. Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Don't turn the dear Savior away
Author: George Bennard
Refrain First Line: Don't turn Him away

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Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Divine Praise #d23
Full Redemption Songs #163TextAudioPage Scan
Heart and Life Songs #d24
Revival Melodies #122Page Scan
Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d88
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