Jesus is calling you now

Why do you wait a convenient day

Author: John Marchant Whyte
Tune: [Why do you wait a convenient day]
Published in 13 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Why do you wait a convenient day?
Jesus is calling you now;
Why do you turn from his pleadings away?
Jesus is calling you now.
He stands at the door of your heart just now;
The dews of the morning are on his brow;
He is there waiting and calling you now,
O will you not come to him now?

Refrain:
Will you not come to him now?
Will you not trust in him now?
Just now, right now,
O hear him, he’s calling you now.

2 Days have gone by, and the months and the years,
Jesus is calling you now,
Joys have departed and sorrow appears,
Jesus is calling you now.
The promise you made him was never kept,
When down by the graveside you mourn’d and wept;
Turn to him now and his free grace accept;
O will you not come to him now? [Refrain]

3 Darkness is deep’ning, and oh, ‘tis so late!
Jesus is calling you now,
What if the spirit leave you to your fate?
Jesus is calling you now.
Escape for thy life, tarry not, O soul,
Escape for thy life, you may miss the goal,
And if you miss it, what horrors, O soul!
O will you not come to him now? [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat: hymns new and old, for missionary and revival meetings, and sabbath-schools #19

Author: John Marchant Whyte

John M. (Marchant) Whyte. Evangelist, hymn writer, singer, b Paris, Canada West (Ontario), 8 Jun 1850, d Toronto 17 Mar 1927. He studied at the University of Toronto and devoted himself to evangelistic and temperance work. Typical of several hundred songs for which he wrote the words or the music, or both, are 'Canada Shall Yet Be Free,' 'Toronto the Good,' and 'Song of Trust.' Many songs appeared in separate editions published by Toronto News Co or Briggs. With his brother David Albert Whyte he edited Sing Out the Glad News (Briggs 1885) and Songs of Calvary (Briggs 1889). The Great Redemption (Briggs 1894), Nuggets of Gold (Briggs 1898) and Battle Songs of the Cross (1901) contain many of his own melodies. Eight of his hymns are reprinted… Go to person page >

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First Line: Why do you wait a convenient day
Title: Jesus is calling you now
Author: John Marchant Whyte
Refrain First Line: Will you not come to him now

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