"Some Day," May Be Too Late

Some day you say, while Jesus pleads

Author: James Rowe
Tune: ["Some day," you say, while Jesus pleads]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Some Day,” you say, while Jesus pleads,
“I'll come and fill my soul's deep need.”
Come while the Spirit intercedes—
“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 The precious time is speeding fast;
Let all your wand’ring days be past;
On Jesus now your burden cast—
“Some day” may be too late. [Refrain]

3 You know that evil does not pay,
You know you need a friend today;
Then, why from Jesus turn away?—
“Some day” may be too late. [Refrain]

4 You do not wish to lose your soul;
Then, why let sin your life control?
Come home, come home, be glad and whole—
“Some day” may be too late. [Refrain]

5 You cannot save yourself, my friend,
On God's great son you must depend;
Come now, while arms of love extend;—
“Some day” may be too late. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #104

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Some day you say, while Jesus pleads
Title: "Some Day," May Be Too Late
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Someday may be too late
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #541

Include 8 pre-1979 instances
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