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 23 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 Excel USA 1851-1921. Born at Uniontown, OH, he started working as a bricklayer and plasterer. He loved music and went to Chicago to study it under George Root. He married Eliza Jane “Jennie” Bell in 1871. They had a son, William, in 1874. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he became a prominent publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings. He founded singing schools at various locations in the country and worked with evangelist, Sam Jones, as his song leader for two decades. He established a music publishing house in Chicago and authored or composed over 2,000 gospel songs. While assisting Gypsy Smith in an evangelistic campaign in Louisville,… 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
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 23 of 23)

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The Revival No. 2 #257

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