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Why don't you get right with God

Why don't you get right with God

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Why don't you get right with God, O sinner]
Published in 2 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.

Refrain:
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 (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: Why don't you get right with God
Author: C. Austin Miles

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Songs for All #68

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Songs of Love Divine #68

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