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Why not you

Many are turning from darkness to light

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [Many are turning from darkness to light]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Many are turning from darkness to light:
Why not you?
Why not you?
Many are coming to Jesus tonight:
Why not you?

Refrain:
Why not you?
Why not you?
What will you answer?
What will you do?
Many are trusting the Friend ever true:
Why, O why not you?

2 Many believing, confess and obey:
Why not you?
Why not you?
Turning from sin to the Savior today:
Why not you? [Refrain]

3 Many in Jesus are hiding their past:
Why not you?
Why not you?
Many are safe in His bosom at last:
Why not you? [Refrain]

4 Many are going to live for the right:
Why not you?
Why not you?
Many are starting for heaven tonight:
Why not you? [Refrain]

5 Many are working to save precious souls:
Why not you?
Why not you?
Many shall live as eternity rolls:
Why not you? [Refrain]

Source: Calvary's Praises #165

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Many are turning from darkness to light
Title: Why not you
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

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Calvary's Praises #165

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Christian Gospel Hymns #131

Crowns of Rejoicing #d147

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