1 Oh, why are you slighting the Saviour,
So patient, forgiving, and true?
The arms of his mercy are open;
He offers a welcome to you.
O come to the arms that are waiting,
They long have been waiting for you;
Oh, come to your loving Redeemer,
So gentle, forgiving and true.
2 Once led as a lamb to the slaughter,
He suffered, and languished, and died;
And now, in his tender compassion,
He shows you his hands and his side. [Refrain]
3 Again the dear Saviour is calling,
O turn ye, for why will ye die?
Your sun may go down in a moment,
The arrow of death may be night. [Refrain]
4 Again the dear Saviour is pleading;
Oh, look to his mercy and live;
The pleasures of time are but fleeting,
Then trust not the promise they give. [Refrain]
Source: Melodious Sonnets #45
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Light and Life Songs No. 3 #d194||The open arms||O why are you slighting the Savior||Henrietta E. Blair||1918|
|Melodious Sonnets #45||The Open Arms||Oh, why are you slighting the Saviour||[Oh, why are you slighting the Saviour]||Henrietta E. Blair||1885|
|Selection of Hymns, for the use of the first M. E. Church, Cape May City #43||O come to the arms that are waiting||Oh, why are you slighting the Saviour||1887|
|Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2) #66||O come to the arms that are waiting||Oh, why are you slighting the Savioir||Henrietta E. Blair||1887|
|Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #227||The Open Arms||Oh, why are you slighting the Saviour||[Oh, why are you slighting the Saviour]||Henrietta E. Blair||1886|
|The Royal Fountain No.4: sacred songs and hymns for use in Sabbath-school or prayer meeting #69||The open arms||O why are you slighting the Savior||Fanny J. Crosby||1884|