Mercy is Offered

Shall it ever be said unto you too late

Author: W. C. Martin
Tune: [Shall it ever be said unto you too late]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Shall it ever be said unto you “too late?
For the door is now shut you have passed mercy’s gate,”
And the moment is passed that decided your fate—
Shall it ever be so with you?

Mercy is offered freely today,
Come now to Jesus,
Do not delay;
Come now to Jesus,
Come while you may,
Grace is now free for you.

2 Shall it ever be yours to appeal in vain,
For the mercy so easy today to obtain,
For the grace that removes from the soul every stain—
Shall it ever be so with you? [Refrain]

3 O, alas for the soul that shall some day wait
In the gloom of despair of a hopeless estate,
Outside of the glory-land—coming too late!
Shall it ever be so with you? [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #154

Author: W. C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Shall it ever be said unto you too late
Title: Mercy is Offered
Author: W. C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Mercy is offered freely today
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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