Love divine, all love exceeding

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1 Love divine, all love exceeding,
Calls unto your heart today,
‘Tis the love of Jesus pleading,
Come and live, O why delay?

‘Tis the love of Jesus calling,
While He pleads do not delay;
He’s the one, and only Saviour,
You may make Him yours today.

2 Jesus offers life eternal
Unto you, so far astray;
Peace is yours and joy supernal,
If you come, O why delay? [Refrain]

3 This the day is of salvation,
Do not sin the time away;
Hear today the invitation;
Danger lies in your delay. [Refrain]

4 Why not seek the Saviour’s blessing?
He will make your pathway bright,
Come and all your sins confessing,
He will lead you to the light. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Help: for the Sunday school, evangelistic and church services #13

Author: Rev. W. C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Love divine, all love exceeding
Author: Rev. W. C. Martin
Refrain First Line: 'Tis the love of Jesus calling
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: Public Domain


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