Shall It Be for Nought?

Turn, O sinner, turn and look

Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth
Tune: [Turn, O sinner, turn and look]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Turn, O sinner, turn and look,
See our Saviour dying;
On the cross He yields His life,
Yields it now for thee.
Justice doomed thy soul to die,
Jesus heard the helpless cry,
Bows His head,
In thy stead,
Dies, He dies for thee.

Oh, shall it be for nought?
His dying love unsought!
Turn today,
Turn today,
Turn, o turn, be free.

2 Look, O sinner, look again,
See our Saviour rising;
Hast’ning to His Father’s throne,
There to intercede.
Death could bind our Lord in vain,
Love for thee would burst the chain;
Wondrous love!
Boundless love!
Love for thee to plead. [Chorus]

3 Turn, O sinner, turn and hear,
‘Tis the Spirit calling;
Turn and hear the still, small voice,
Pleading now for thee.
Telling thee of love divine,
Pleading that it may be thine,
Thine today,
Thine alway,
Thine forever be. [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #262

Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Turn, O sinner, turn and look
Title: Shall It Be for Nought?
Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth
Copyright: Public Domain



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Gospel Praise Book. #262

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