Halting, lingering, fearing, longing

Halting, lingering, fearing, longing

Author: Horace L. Hastings
Tune: [Halting, lingering, fearing, longing]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Halting, ling’ring, fearing, longing,
Why not heed the Spirit’s voice?
Holy thoughts within thee thronging,
Bid thee make the blessed choice.

Halt no longer! God is calling,
Listen to thy maker’s word;
At His feet obedient falling,
Choose this day to serve the Lord.

2 Lo, thy Saviour standeth pleading,
Waiting to bestow His grace;
Why wilt thou, His call unheeding,
Linger at the parting ways? [Refrain]

3 Lo, He comes! His trumpet sounding,
Calls the nations to His bar;
Angel myriads throng around Him,
Can’st thou meet thy Saviour there? [Refrain]

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #310

Author: Horace L. Hastings

Hastings, Horace Lorenzo, was born at Blandford, Mass., Nov. 26, 1831; commenced writing hymns, and preaching, in his 17th year, and laboured as an evangelist in various parts of the U. S. In 1866 he established The Christian, a monthly paper, in which many of his hymns have appeared, and in 1865 the Scriptural Tract Repository in Boston. He published Social Hymns, Original and Selected, Boston, 1865; Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part i., 1880; and in August, 1886, the same completed, to tho extent of 1533 hymns, 450 of which are original and signed "H." The best known of these is "Shall we meet beyond the river," written in N. Y. city, 1858, and lately published as a leaflet in 14 stanzas of 8 lines. The text i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Halting, lingering, fearing, longing
Author: Horace L. Hastings
Refrain First Line: Halt no longer, God is calling
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Gloria Deo #310

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Songs of Pilgrimage #847

The Friends' Hymnal #d203

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a310

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