What Hinders?

What hinders your coming to Jesus

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [What hinders your coming to Jesus]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 What hinders your coming to Jesus,
What hinders your coming today?
He offers His grace and His pardon,
Tell Jesus what stands in the way.

What is it that hinders your coming?
You may find this salvation today;
The Saviour is ready and waiting,
O why do you longer delay?

2 If pleasures and earthly enjoyment
Have hindered your coming before,
O tarry no longer but prove Him,
Who offers you joy evermore. [Chorus]

3 The fearful, the troubled and doubting,
May lovingly lean on His breast;
O trust Him who offers salvation,
Come now to His arms and be blest. [Chorus]

4 What hinders your coming to Jesus?
The fear that you may not hold out?
His mercy endureth forever,
O how can you linger in doubt? [Chorus]

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: What hinders your coming to Jesus
Title: What Hinders?
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: What is it that hinders your coming?
Publication Date: 1937
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1937.


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