How Long?

Today the Redeemer is calling, He offers His pardon and love

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Today the Redeemer is calling]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Today the Redeemer is calling,
He offers his pardon and love,
He’s “able to keep you from falling,
Presenting you faultless” above.

How long will you keep Jesus waiting?
Today he commands you to choose;
He offers a perfect salvation,
And you must accept or refuse.

2 The world and its pleasures are pleading,
The tempter is making his claim,
But Jesus is now interceding,
And longing to call you by name. [Refrain]

3 Why linger in Satan’s dominions?
Your doubt and your waiting are vain,
Fear not to meet scorn and derision,
The Saviour will keep and sustain. [Refrain]

4 How soon will you make the decision?
Oh, what will you gain by delay?
While halting between two opinions,
Your life is fast passing away. [Refrain]

5 ‘Tis Jesus the Lord and Redeemer
Who asks you this moment to choose;
Be earnest, O trifler and dreamer!
A kingdom and crown you may lose. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #63

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Today the Redeemer is calling, He offers His pardon and love
Title: How Long?
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: How long will you keep Jesus waiting
Copyright: Public Domain



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