Some Day May Be Too Late

Some day, you say, when passing by souls bowed in grief and care

Author: James Rowe
Tune: ["Some Day," you say, when passing by souls bowed in grief and care]
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1 “Some day,” you say, when passing by souls bowed in grief and care,
“When fear and pride have fled away and I have time to spare,
I’ll labor for my Master, help these souls their ills to bear.”
“Some day” may be too late.

“Some day” may be too late
For death may shut the vineyard gate.
The time is now this very hour,
Some day may be too late.

2 “Some day,” you say, when you behold some tott’ring slave to drink,
“When I have filled my store-house, I from duty shall not shrink;
I’ll fight the Liquor Traffic, snatch these brothers from the brink”
“Some day” may be too late.

“Some day” may be too late
For death may shut the vineyard gate.
The time is now this very hour,
Some day may be too late.

3 “Some day,” you say, when Jesus pleads with tender voice and sweet,
And shows to you His bleeding brow and side and hands and feet,
“Some day, not now, I’ll heed His plea and seek the mercy seat.”
“Some day” may be too late.

“Some day” may be too late
For death may call; oh, do not wait.
The time is now this very hour,
Some day may be too late.

4 “Some day,” you say, “I’ll have more time my faith in Him to prove,
And then I’ll help my Lord to win the object of His love,
That I may win a shining crown in paradise above.
“Some day” may be too late.

“Some day” may be too late
For death may close the golden gate.
The time is now this very hour,
Some day may be too late.


Source: Christian Gospel Hymns: for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings: contains the cream of all the old songs, and the very best of all the new #20

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Some day, you say, when passing by souls bowed in grief and care
Title: Some Day May Be Too Late
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Some day may be too late
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