Why Should I Wait?

Why should I wait, I cannot flee

Author: P. P. Bliss
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Why should I wait? I cannot flee,
To other refuge than to thee;
And vile and helpless though I be,
Jesus, I come to thee.

2 Why should I wait? I look within,
And nothing there I see but sin;
And Thou alone canst make me clean,
Jesus, I come to thee.

3 Why should I wait? I must not wait,
Tomorrow's sun may be to late;
And death may seal my hapless state,
Jesus, I come to thee.

4 Why should I wait? O Lord, I plead
Thy mercy in this time of need;
And as my hiding place indeed,
Jesus, I come to thee.

Source: Joyful Songs: a choice collection of new Sunday School music #29

Author: P. P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why should I wait, I cannot flee
Title: Why Should I Wait?
Author: P. P. Bliss
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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