O come, weary sinner, while yet there is day

O come, weary sinner, while yet there is day

Author: J. Gilchrist Lawson
Tune: [O come, weary sinner, while yet there is day]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 O come, weary sinner, while yet there is day,
And wash all your sins and your sorrows away;
Ev’ry sin, ev’ry stain will be lost in the flood,
If you plunge ‘neath the tide of the soul-cleaning blood.

Oh, the cross of Calvary
Will save your soul and set you free;
Make your heart with joy o’erflow,
And cleanse you whiter than the snow.

2 The achings and longings that now fill your breast,
Will give way to a calm and a heavenly rest;
Ev’ry wound that is left by the sins of the past,
Will be healed with a balm that forever shall last. [Refrain]

3 O come to the Saviour, no longer delay,
For He is the Life, and the Truth, and the Way,
He is strong to delivery, almighty is He,
And His Word tells the tidings, salvation is free. [Refrain]

4 Then, come, sinner, come, while He pleads with you now,
Come humbly and down at His feet lowly bow;
You will find more relief at the foot of the cross
Than in all this wide world, all whose joys are but dross. [Refrain]

Source: Glad Tidings in Song #212

Author: J. Gilchrist Lawson

James Gilchrist Lawson, 1874-1946 Buried: Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. James Gilchrist Lawson (1874-1946) was an American evangelist and hymn writer who compiled several best-selling books of Christian biography and poetry. Lawson’s works include: Deeper Experiences of Famous Christians (Chicago, Illinois: Glad Tidings Publishing Company, 1911) Did Jesus Command Immersion?, 1915 Greatest Thoughts About the Bible, 1918 Greatest Thoughts About God, 1920 The World’s Best Humorous Anecdotes, 1923 The World’s Best Conundrums and Riddles of all Ages, 1924 The World’s Best Epigrams, 1924 The "International" Christian Worker’s New Testament, 1924 The Marked Reference Bible… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O come, weary sinner, while yet there is day
Author: J. Gilchrist Lawson
Refrain First Line: O, the cross of Calvary will save your soul
Copyright: Public Domain



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