1 Sweet and wondrous is the story
Of our heav’nly Father’s love;
Sinner, can you slight it longer?
Turn your heart to things above.
Sinner, turn, O turn to Jesus,
It is folly to delay!
Heed today the call of mercy,
Seek the blessèd, upward way.
2 Things of time and sense are fleeting,
Earthly pleasures cannot last;
Just beyond lies death’s dark river,
Then eternity so vast! [Refrain]
3 Shun, O shun the sin and madness
That has wrecked so many souls;
Life is but extended sorrow
Unless God the heart controls! [Refrain]
4 Not forever will He linger,
This dear friend, so good, so kind;
Love at last, remembers justice,
If the call you will not mind. [Refrain]
5 There is gladness in His service;
Light and joy and peace He gives;
Come and find the precious comfort
In the life the Christian lives. [Refrain]
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9114