Now is the day

List to the voice that is calling today

Author: Ella E. Miles
Tune: [List to the voice that is calling today]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 List to the voice that is calling today,
O yield to its pleadings, no longer delay;
Reject not, as oft thou hast done in the past,
"Some other time" choosing, for time may not last.

Chorus:
"Some other time" for thee may not come;
"Some other time" may be sealed to thy doom;
Come and accept of this offer so free,
Now is the day of salvation for thee.

2 "Some other time" has swept millions away;
Beyond harbor lights it is sailing each day,
And rocks that are hidden by storm-clouds so dark
Are strewn with the lost from this treacherous bark. [Chorus]

3 Seek not the way of earth's pleasures to tread,
Or say thou wilt pause in the journey ahead,
And "some time" accept what God now would bestow;
Thy number of years, or of days, who can know? [Chorus]

4 Time's closing shadows soon o'er thee may fall;
O then for his mercy in vain you may call;
The Spirit long griev'd shall then leave thee alone;
Then make now thy choice while today is thine own. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #65

Author: Ella E. Miles

Miles, Ella Elizabeth. (Athol, Massachusetts, March 24, 1855--December 29, 1914, Holden, Mass.) Advent Christian. Daughter of W.W. Boyden and wife of James A. Miles, she began writing poems and hymns at the age of fifteen. Many of them appeared in early hymn books of her church. --Moses C. Crouse, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: List to the voice that is calling today
Title: Now is the day
Author: Ella E. Miles
Refrain First Line: Some other time for thee may not come

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