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

Representative 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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