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Get Right With God

Why don'ts you get right with God, O sinner?

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Why don't you get right with God, O sinner]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Why don’t you get right with God, O sinner?
Forsake now the path you so long have trod,
Your sins will be lost in the depths of love’s ocean,
If you’ll only get right with God.

Why don’t you get right with God?
O come to him just as you are,
Why don’t you get right with God,
Ere he calls you, calls you to his judgment bar.

2 Why don’t you get right with God, O wand’rer?
Come back to the way that you used to love,
Your God will receive you and give you a welcome,
And new joys send you from above. [Refrain]

3 Be sure you are right with God, O Christian!
Let nothing deceive you, be sure to know,
You’ve left all your doubts at the cross of your Saviour,
And your soul under Calv’ry’s flow. [Refrain]

4 Why longer refuse his tender compassion,
Why longer remain in your lost estate,
Get right with your God while the moments are passing,
Ere it be evermore too late. [Refrain]

Source: Songs for All #68

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why don'ts you get right with God, O sinner?
Title: Get Right With God
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Why don't you get right with God?
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs for All #68

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Songs of Love Divine #68

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The New Life Hymnal #68

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