Not Now, Just Now

Not now, not now, and can it be

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Not now, not now, and can it be]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Not now, not now, and can it be
That any soul to Christ will say,
Some other time I’ll yield to Thee,
Some other more convenient day,
Some other more convenient day.

Refrain:
Just now, oh, soul today,
Throw open wide the door;
Invite the Savior in to stay,
Your royal Guest forever more.

2 With marvelous patience o’er and o’er,
The Spirit with thy soul has striv’n,
But barred and bolten was the door,
And no admittance hast thou giv’n,
And no admittance hast thou giv’n. [Refrain]

3 Not now, and shall it ever be,
That thou wilt still unsaved remain,
As far as it concerneth thee,
That Jesus shed His blood in vain,
That Jesus shed His blood in vain. [Refrain]

4 Just now thy stubborn heart relents
And gives the long-fought battle o’er;
Now of the sinful pasts repents,
To Christ throws open wide the door,
To Christ throws open wide the door. [Refrain]

Source: Calvary's Praises #19

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

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First Line: Not now, not now, and can it be
Title: Not Now, Just Now
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Just now, o soul today
Copyright: Public Domain

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Calvary's Praises #19

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