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Why Linger?

O why do you linger yet longer

Author: Mrs. W. L. Brown
Tune: [O why do you linger yet longer]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, why do you linger yet longer?
O sinner, to Jesus draw nigh;
The Saviour is lovingly calling,
“Dear sinner, oh, why will ye die?”

Why linger, why linger,
While mercy is nigh?
Why linger, why linger?
Oh, why will ye die?

2 The pleasures of earth are deluding,
They soon, ah, they soon pass away,
Thy grasp they are often eluding,
And then, yes, ah, then they decay. [Refrain]

3 The darkness of death will o’ertake you,
And life with its pleasures be gone;
The hopes that have cheered will forsake you,
And leave you in darkness forlorn. [Refrain]

4 Then look to the Saviour for mercy,
You’ve only to look and believe;
His arms are extended to save you;
He lovingly waits to receive. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #84

Author: Mrs. W. L. Brown

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Text Information

First Line: O why do you linger yet longer
Title: Why Linger?
Author: Mrs. W. L. Brown
Refrain First Line: Why linger, why linger, while mercy is nigh
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #8829

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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