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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