Why Not Receive Him?

The Prince of glory left His throne, The sinner's friend to be

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [The Prince of glory left His throne] (Bilhorn)
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The Prince of glory left His throne,
The sinner's friend to be;
His holy brown with thorns was crowned,
He died on Calvary:
He suffered thus for thee.

Why not receive Him?
Why not believe Him?
While He is calling,
calling today;
I will receive Him,
I will believe Him;
While He is calling,
I'll trust in Him today.

2 He feeds the hungry soul with bread
From life's eternal tree,
And bids the thirsty spirit drink
From living fountains, free:
He offers this to thee. [Chorus]

3 He dwells before the great white throne,
For needy souls to pray;
He pleads for those to come to Him,
Who did their Lord betray:
He calleth thee today. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #137

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Prince of glory left His throne, The sinner's friend to be
Title: Why Not Receive Him?
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Why not receive Him?
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l #60

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Crowning Glory No. 2 #137

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Crowning Glory #137

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Hymns of His Grace #143b

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International Gospel Hymns and Songs #122

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d341

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