There will come a last time

With marvelous patience has mercy been knocking

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [With marvelous patience has Mercy been knocking]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 With marvelous patience
Has Jesus been standing,
Again and again at
The door of thy heart;
He will not be always
Thus scorned and rejected,
But, wearied and grieved, may
Forever depart.
There’ll come a last time,
A last time, friend;
Thy season of grace will be o’er;
There’ll come a last time,
There’ll come a last time,
And mercy will knock no more.

2 The Savior who died on
The cross to redeem thee,
As thy intercessor
Imploringly stands;
Thy case with the Father
He evermore pleadeth,
And points to the prints of
The nails in His hands.
There’ll come a last time,
A last time, friend;
Thy season of grace will be o’er;
There’ll come a last time,
There’ll come a last time,
And Jesus will plead no more.

3 To higher attainments
The Spirit is calling,
And bids thee in fullness
Of blessing rejoice;
The years have gone by with
His calling unheeded,
And fainter and fainter
Now groweth His voice.
There’ll come a last time,
A last time, friend;
Thy season of grace will be o’er;
There’ll come a last time,
There’ll come a last time,
The Spirit will call no more.

4 Be warned of thy danger,
Accept of God’s mercy,
Lest, kindled against thee,
His anger should burn,
Lest justice prevail and
Thy season be over;
Then vain all thy efforts
To Christ to return.
There’ll come a last time,
A last time, friend;
Thy season of grace will be o’er;
There’ll come a last time,
There’ll come a last time,
Thy soul shall be lost evermore

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13749

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: With marvelous patience has mercy been knocking
Title: There will come a last time
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #13749
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