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Sometime you mean to leave

Sometime you mean to leave

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [Sometime you mean to leave your sin]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sometime you mean to leave your sin,
And seek your Saviour’s love,
Sometime the life anew begin,
And start for home above.

If sometime, why not now?
If sometime, why not now?
You mean to make His peace at last,
If sometime, why not now?

2 Sometime along the barren way,
You mean to sow His seed,
You mean to go some future day,
His sheep and lambs to feed! [Refrain]

3 Sometime you mean to bear His grain,
From fields with harvest fair,
You would not have Him call in vain,
You mean to do your share! [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #209

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sometime you mean to leave
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Refrain First Line: If sometime, why not now


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Great Revival Hymns No.2 #209

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