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

Full 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.

Refrain:
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

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