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Patiently Pleading

Jesus is pleading, patiently pleading

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Jesus is pleading, patiently pleading]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus is pleading,
Patiently pleading,
Sweetly and tenderly, sinner with thee;
He will receive thee,
Comfort, relieve thee,
Seek Him this moment, salvation is free.

Go not away,
Seek Him today,
For He is waiting thy Savior to be;
Nevermore grieve Him
Come and receive Him;
Freely He offers a pardon for thee.

2 Moments are speeding,
Still He is pleading;
Much He has suffered thy soul to redeem;
Sorely to need Him,
Surely to heed Him,
Hasten at once to the soul-cleansing stream.[Refrain]

3 Jesus is pleading,
Tenderly pleading;
Sinner, no longer resist that sweet voice;
Gladly He’ll meet thee,
Lovingly greet thee;
Trust Him completely, be saved and rejoice. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Faith and Hope #48

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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: Jesus is pleading, patiently pleading
Title: Patiently Pleading
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go not away, seek him today
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of Faith and Hope #48

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #102

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