Why Not Now?

While we pray and while we plead

Author: D. W. Whittle
Tune: [While we pray and while we plead]
Published in 234 hymnals

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Representative Text

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?

Refrain:
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. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #244

Author: D. W. Whittle

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Text Information

First Line: While we pray and while we plead
Title: Why Not Now?
Author: D. W. Whittle
Meter: 7.7.7.7 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Why not now? Why not now?
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #7458
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #244

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Hymns of Faith #359

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Sacred Selections for the Church #625

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Small Church Music #2533

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #282

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The Cyber Hymnal #7458

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Worship and Service Hymnal #212

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Yes, Lord! #285

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