Will You Go to Jesus

Representative Text

1 Wanderer in sinful ways,
Will you go to Jesus?
He will save you by his grace,
Will you go to Jesus?

He is waiting to receive,
If you only will believe,
And to him your heart will give,
Will you go to Jesus?

2 Wanderer on barren ground,
Will you go to Jesus?
Only so can peace be found,
Will you go to Jesus? [Refrain]

3 Wanderer, before too late,
Will you go to Jesus?
Death may seal your awful fate,
Will you go to Jesus? [Refrain]

4 Wanderer, do not delay!
Will you go to Jesus?
Start for heaven—Start today!
Will you go to Jesus? [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #900

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wanderer in sinful ways
Title: Will You Go to Jesus
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: He is waiting to receive
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #238

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Church and Sunday School Hymnal with Supplement #220


The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #900

The Song Service, No.1 #d94

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