The open arms

O why are you slighting the Savior

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Oh, why are you slighting the Savior]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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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

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O why are you slighting the Savior
Title: The open arms
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: O come to the arms



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Melodious Sonnets #45TextAudioPage Scan
Selection of Hymns, for the use of the first M. E. Church, Cape May City #43Page Scan
Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2) #66Page Scan
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #227Page Scan
The Royal Fountain No.4: sacred songs and hymns for use in Sabbath-school or prayer meeting #69Page Scan
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