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Why Don't You Come?

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1 O ye wand’rers, come to Jesus,
He is calling you today;
By his sovereign grace he frees us;
Come, be saved while now you may.

Why don’t you come to Jesus?
He’s waiting to receive you,
Why don’t you come to Jesus and be saved?
Why don’t you come to Jesus?
He’s waiting to receive you,
Why don’t you come to Jesus and be saved?

2 You are needy, lost and weary;
You are sick and wounded sore;
Long have trod the way most dreary;
Can you ever need him more? [Refrain]

3 Do not think your works have merit,
Cast your deadly goodness down,
Not by these can you inherit
Life eternal—heaven’s crown. [Refrain]

4 Do not wait until you’re better,
For you surely will be lost;
Come, he’ll break sin’s ev’ry fetter;
Come, at once, at any cost. [Refrain]

5 He from heaven came to save you,
Hung upon th’-accursed tree,
‘Rose from death to justify you,
Waits to intercede for thee. [Refrain]

6 Yield just now, in glad submission,
In repentance, faith, and love;
he will grant you full remission,
Take you to his home above. [Refrain]

Source: Redemption Songs #98

Author: L. W. Munhall

Leander Whitcomb Munhall MA DD USA 1843-1934. Born and raised in Zanesville, OH, he attended Chattanooga University, TN (MA), Taylor University, Upland, IN (DD), and the University of New Orleans, LA. During the Civil War he enlisted in Company C, 79th IN Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to corporal, sergeant, color bearer, sergeant major, regimental adjunct, and adjutant general, and is said to have taken part in 33 battles. In 1871 he married Mary Emily Thomas, and they had five children: Adelaide, Earl, LeRoy, Ruth, and Elizabeth. He was an author, having written at least 16 books and one song book: ‘Redemption Songs’ (1889) with John Sweney, William Kirkpatrick and John Hood. His writings were religious, largely regarding… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O ye wanderers, come to Jesus
Title: Why Don't You Come?
Author: L. W. Munhall
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Why don't you come to Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



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Redemption Songs #98

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