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Why Not Not?

While we pray and while we plead

Author: D. W. Whittle
Tune: [While we pray and while we plead]
Published in 215 hymnals

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1 While we pray and while we plead,
While you see your soul’s deep need,
While our Father calls you home,
Will you not, my brother, come?

Why not now? Why not now?
Why not come to Jesus now?
Why not now? Why not now?
Why not come to Jesus now?

2 You have wandered far away--
Do not risk another day;
Do not turn from God your face,
But today accept His grace. (Chorus)

3 In the world you’ve failed to find
Aught of peace for troubled mind;
Come to Christ, on Him believe--
Peace and joy you shall receive. (Chorus)

4 Come to Christ, confession make--
Come to Christ, and pardon take;
Trust in Him from day to day--
He will keep you all the way. (Chorus)

Source: Hymns of Faith #359

Author: D. W. Whittle

[Also published under the pseudonym El Nathan.]… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: While we pray and while we plead
Title: Why Not Not?
Author: D. W. Whittle
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Why not now? Why not now?



The Cyber Hymnal #7458
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Hymns of Faith #359TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #2533Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #282
The Cyber Hymnal #7458TextScoreAudio
Include 211 pre-1979 instances