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If I Wait

Hark! the Savior’s voice I hear

Author: Katharyn Bacon
Tune: [Hark! the Savior's voice I hear]
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hark! the Savior’s voice I hear,
Calling me from deserts drear,
He no more may be so near, if I wait;
Why should I today refuse,
Or His mercies fail to choose?
Naught to gain, but all to lose, if I wait.

Refrain:
If I wait to seek God’s favor,
Lost may be my soul for aye;
If I wait, but oh! my Savior,
Help me yield to Thee today!

2 Endless life He offers me,
Sweet salvation full and free,
But I may not ransomed be, if I wait;
Trusting in His righteousness,
All my sins I will confess,
Lest it be too late to bless, if I wait. [Refrain]

3 All to Christ I now resign,
Yielding to His will divine,
I may pass the border line, if I wait;
The accepted time’s today,
And I now His voice obey,
Death may bear my soul away, if I wait. [Refrain]

Author: Katharyn Bacon

Katharyn Bacon was born in 1884 and lived in the hills of Tennessee. She liked books, flowers, garden and being close to nature. She was most likely married to George W. Bacon since a lot of her hymns appear in hymnals he edited. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark! the Savior’s voice I hear
Title: If I Wait
Author: Katharyn Bacon
Source: New Songs of Praise by Alfred E. Helton et al. (Lenoir, NC: The Teachers' Music Publishing Company, 1913)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: If I wait to seek God’s favor
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10240
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #10240

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