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Why Carelessly Wait?

O, come to the Lord today

Author: Barney Elliott Warren (1907)
Tune: [O come to the Lord today]
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, come to the Lord today,
Come, sinner, without delay;
Oh, give Him your heart, I pray,
Why carelessly wait?
Soon you will be called to die,
Poor soul, to the Savior fly;
You know that the end is nigh,
Why carelessly wait?

Why carelessly wait?
Why carelessly wait?
You know that the end is nigh,
Why carelessly wait?

2 Since there is no hope at last,
The day of God’s grace then past,
With mercy’s door closed and fast,
Why carelessly wait?
When, there at the judgment throne,
Your sins will all be made known,
There Satan will claim His own,
Why carelessly wait? [Refrain]

3 O soul, do not idly stand,
Unheeding the Lord’s command,
You’ll perish in sinking sand,
Why carelessly wait?
Your pulse will ere long be still,
In death will your blood soon chill;
Oh, hasten, obey God’s will,
Why carelessly wait? [Refrain]

4 Soon, soon in eternity,
Poor sinner, your soul shall be,
What then can atone for thee?
Why carelessly wait?
You’ll stand at the judgment seat,
Your record of sins you’ll meet;
Come bowing at Jesus’ feet,
Why carelessly wait? [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #73

Author: Barney Elliott Warren

Barney Elliott Warren was an American Christian hymnwriter and minister. See more in Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O, come to the Lord today
Title: Why Carelessly Wait?
Author: Barney Elliott Warren (1907)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Why carelessly wait
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13801
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The Cyber Hymnal #13801


Timeless Truths #73

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