Christ Is Waiting

O sinner, listen while you may

Author: Orlando S. Grinnell
Tune: [O sinner, listen while you may]
Published in 8 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 O sinner, listen while you may,
For Christ can wash your sins away;
He bore them all upon the cross,
To save you from eternal loss.

Waiting, waiting,
Christ is waiting to save;
Waiting, waiting,
Christ is waiting to save.

2 Oh, come to Christ! do not delay,
But seek His pardon while you may;
Oh, come just now, and do not wait,
Until the Spirit says, Too late. [Refrain]

3 Just as you are, oh hasten now!
Confess your sins and humbly bow!
His mighty grace He will impart,
His blood will cleanse your sinful heart. [Refrain]

4 Oh! can it be you will refuse
To listen to such gracious news,
And shut your ears, and close your eyes,
And die the death that never dies? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8378

Author: Orlando S. Grinnell

Orlando S. Grinnell was better known as a preacher than a songwriter. Still, the Wayne pastor's single hymn was a hit, not for its timeless melody but for its title. In 1921, the minister wrote a hymn for his flock to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wayne Congregational Church. Grinnell titled it "The Little Home Church by the Wayside." Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O sinner, listen while you may
Title: Christ Is Waiting
Author: Orlando S. Grinnell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Waiting, waiting, Christ is waiting to save
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8378
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The Cyber Hymnal #8378

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