Linger not

Thine iniquity swells like the tide

Author: Manie P. Ferguson
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thine iniquity swells like the tide,
And the day of His vengeance is come;
Canst thy spirit His coming abide?
Canst thou bear the impenitent’s doom?

Precious soul, linger not!
Linger not on the storm-covered plain;
Precious soul, linger not!
Or thy life will be lost with the slain.

2 Oh, escape to the mountain of God!
Linger not on the storm-covered plain,
For the cloud of His wrath spreads abroad,
And ‘tis death to thy soul to remain. [Chorus]

3 There are loved ones who stay with the lost!
There are treasures to think of and leave;
But thy soul is of infinite cost;
Break away from thine idols and live. [Chorus]

4 Being justified now by His blood,
Saved from wrath we shall be, by and by,
Cleansed from sin in this life giving flood,
We are ready to live and to die. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life Songs: adapted especially to sunday schools, prayer meetings and other social services #201

Author: Manie P. Ferguson

Manie Payne Ferguson United Kingdom 1850-1932. Born in Carlow, Ireland, in 1883 she married Theodore Pollock Ferguson, a past Presbyterian minister from Ohio, who had become an itinerant evangelical preacher. They moved to Los Angeles, CA, in 1885. He became a pioneer leader in the American Holiness Movement, a Christian evangelist, and social worker, founding, along with her husband, the non-denominational Peniel Mission in 1886. In 1894 they received a significant financial donation from George Studd allowing them to expand the mission. They constructed a 900-seat auditorium and ministry centre there in Los Angeles. They partnered with Studd and Phineas Bresee, each acting as a superintendent of the mission organization. In 1894 D… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thine iniquity swells like the tide
Title: Linger not
Author: Manie P. Ferguson
Refrain First Line: Precious soul, linger not
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #277

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Light and Life Songs No. 3 #309

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Light and Life Songs No. 4 #302

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Light and Life Songs #201

Sacred Melodies (Revised) #d307

Sacred Melodies No. 1 #d90

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Sacred Melodies #16

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The Evangelist No. 3. (Music ed.) #104

The Happy Singer #d137

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