Jesus is waiting to save

Why do you linger in darkness so long

Author: Edwin O. Excell
Tune: [Why do you linger in darkness so long?]
Published in 21 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Why do you linger in darkness so long?
Jesus is waiting to save; (you now;)
Have you not friends in the heavenly throng,
Jesus is waiting to save. (you now.)

Chorus:
Come to Him now, come to Him now,
Jesus is waiting to save; (you now;)
Come to Him now, come to Him now,
Jesus is waiting to save. (you now.)

2 Leave the broad road and the narrow way choose,
Jesus is waiting to save; (you now;)
Angels are longing to tell the glad news,
Jesus is waiting to save. (you now.) [Chorus]

3 Time will not linger; how soon we must go!
Jesus is waiting to save; (you now;)
Why turn away and to Jesus say, No?
Jesus is waiting to save. (you now.) [Chorus]

4 While we are praying, oh, stay not away,
Jesus is waiting to save; (you now;)
Come to Him now, not a moment delay,
Jesus is waiting to save. (you now.) [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #294

Author: Edwin O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excell (December 13, 1851 – June 10, 1921), commonly known as E. O. Excell, was a prominent American publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Some of the significant collaborators in his vocal and publishing work included Sam P. Jones, William E. Biederwolf, Gipsy Smith, Charles Reign Scoville, J. Wilbur Chapman, W. E. M. Hackleman, Charles H. Gabriel and D. B. Towner. His 1909 stanza selection and arrangement of "Amazing Grace" became the most widely used and familiar setting of that hymn by the second half of the twentieth century. The influence of his sacred music on American popular culture throu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why do you linger in darkness so long
Title: Jesus is waiting to save
Author: Edwin O. Excell
Refrain First Line: Come to Him now

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Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Messenger for Jesus #d354
Crowns #d214
Excellent Songs for the Church and Sunday School #45Page Scan
Greatest Hymns for use in the Churches #d362
Harvest of Light #d258
Herald of Praise #Y41Page Scan
Make His Praise Glorious #260Page Scan
Quartette: containing Songs for the Ransomed, Songs of Love Peace and Joy, Gems of Gospel Song, Salvation Echoes, with one hundred choice selections added #254Page Scan
Revival Glory #d246
Revival Hymns, Selected and Arranged #d105
Revival Praises #105TextPage Scan
Revival Songs No. 2 #d80
Sing Out the Glad News #d90
Songs of Conquest #212Page Scan
Songs of Salvation as Used by Crossley and Hunter in Evangelistic Meetings: and adapted for the church, grove, school, choir and home #73Page Scan
The Harmonic Chimes for Revivals, Praise Meetings, Church Worship ... #d220
The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #294TextPage Scan
The Revival No. 2: suitable for all kinds of religious meetings #257Page Scan
Triumphant Joy #d286
Triumphant Songs No.1 #39TextAudioPage Scan
World Revival Hymns #d285
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