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O, why not now

Some day you will weary of living in sin

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Some day you will weary of living in sin]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Some day you will weary of living in sin;
Why not now? Why not now?
Some day a new life you will long to begin;
Then why, oh, why not now?

Refrain:
Why not now, oh, why, not now?
At the feet of the Savior bow;
Some day you’ll plead for pardon you need,
Then why, oh, why not now?

2 Some day you will answer the plea of the Lord;
Why not now? Why not now?
Some day you will work for the blessed reward;
Then why, oh, why not now? [Refrain]

3 Some day you will long to be free from your load;
Why not now? Why not now?
Some day you will start on the heavenly road;
Then why, oh, why not now? [Refrain]

4 “Some day” you may find you have waited too long!
Why not now? Why not now?
While Jesus is pleading, oh, join the glad throng;
Then soul, O soul, come now? [Refrain]

Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #216

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 will weary of living in sin
Title: O, why not now
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Why not now, O why



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