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Not Now

Not now o God and shall I say

Author: B. E. Merrill
Tune: [Not now, O God! and shall I say]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Not now, O God! and shall I say
Thy time must wait for mine,
I’ll at some more convenient day
Exchange my will for Thine?

Refrain:
Not now! not now! still Jesus waits
With outstretched arms of love;
Not now! yet soon may close the gates
That lead to life above.

2 Not now! not now! yet, while I wait,
Death’s angel rides abroad,
And ushers to their final state
The souls unknown to God. [Refrain]

3 Not now, O God! and shall I spend
My life’s best days in sin,
Then claim Thee for my Savior Friend
When failing powers begin? [Refrain]

4 No! Thou, O God, hast work for me
Along life’s rugged way;
Just now I yield myself to Thee,
Nor wait another day.

Refrain:
Just now! just now! still Jesus waits
With outstretched arms of love;
Just now! for soon may close the gates
That lead to life above.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13748

Author: B. E. Merrill

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Text Information

First Line: Not now o God and shall I say
Title: Not Now
Author: B. E. Merrill
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Not now, O God and shall I say
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #13748
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #13748

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