Now is the time, the accepted hour

Now is the time, the accepted hour

Author: William Cowper
Published in 43 hymnals

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1 Now is the time, the accepted hour,
O! sinners come away'
The Savior's knocking at our door,
Arise without delay.

2 O! don't refuse to give him room,
Lest mercy should withdraw;
He'll then in robes of vengeance come
to execute his law.

3 Then where, poor mortals, will you be,
If destitute of grace,
When you your injured Judge shall see,
And stand before his face.

4 O! could you shun that dreadful sight,
How would you wish to fly,
To the dark shades of endless night,
From that all-searching eye?

5 But death and hell must all appear
And you among them stand;
Before the great impartial bar
Arraigned at Christ's left hand.

6 Let not these warnings be in vain,
But lend a listening ear;
Lest you should meet them all again,
When wrapped in keen despair.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: William Cowper

Cowper, William, the poet. The leading events in the life of Cowper are: born in his father's rectory, Berkhampstead, Nov. 26, 1731; educated at Westminster; called to the Bar, 1754; madness, 1763; residence at Huntingdon, 1765; removal to Olney, 1768; to Weston, 1786; to East Dereham, 1795; death there, April 25, 1800. The simple life of Cowper, marked chiefly by its innocent recreations and tender friendships, was in reality a tragedy. His mother, whom he commemorated in the exquisite "Lines on her picture," a vivid delineation of his childhood, written in his 60th year, died when he was six years old. At his first school he was profoundly wretched, but happier at Westminster; excelling at cricket and football, and numbering Warren Hasti… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now is the time, the accepted hour
Author: William Cowper
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d241

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d223

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d318

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d205

Family Hymns #d168

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Hymns for Christian Melody #212

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #230

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #230

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #230

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #230

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New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #56

Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d79

The Church Hymn Book #d665

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #LXXXII

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #409

Village Hymns #d359

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