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Some day you say, while Jesus pleads

Some day you say, while Jesus pleads

Author: James Rowe
Tune: ["Some day," you say, while Jesus pleads]
Published in 8 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.

Refrain:
“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
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Someday may be too late

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #541

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #d483

Crowns of Rejoicing #d205

TextAudioPage Scan

The King of Glory #104

The King's Praise ... a General Purpose Song Book #d175

The Sheet Music of Heaven (Spiritual Song); The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song #d205

The Sheet Music of Heaven. The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song. 2nd ed. #d205

Wonder Hymns of Faith #d181

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