The gospel message sounds abroad

The gospel message sounds abroad

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The gospel message sounds abroad]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 The gospel message sounds abroad,
O come and find the light!
And dare you answer to your God
“I will not yield tonight!”

Refrain:
Why not tonight, oh, why not tonight?
The spirit soon may take its flight!
Come while the lamp of life is bright,
Be saved, be saved tonight.

2 Wait not a more convenient time,
God pleads with you this hour;
The bells of promise sweetly chime,
Come, prove salvation’s pow’r. [Refrain]

3 Sometime you mean to seek His face,
You know His claims are right;
Now, while He woos you by His grace,
Be saved—be saved tonight! [Refrain]

4 You want some day to enter in
The City of Delight;
Let Jesus wash away your sin—
Be saved—be saved tonight. [Refrain]

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #204

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: The gospel message sounds abroad
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Why not tonight

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