1 Would you be saved? Then why not come Just as you are, and come today; Come while the Spirit strives with you; Come, for there’s danger in delay! Refrain: Now, now is the accepted time, The Savior’s pleading at the door: “O let Me in! I’ll cleanse your every sin, And will remember them no more!” 2 Would you be saved? O do not wait! God calls you —heed his loving voice! O come before it is too late— Now is the time to make the choice. [Refrain] 3 Would you be saved? There still is room! Christ is the Way, the open Door, That “whosoever will” may come, And may find life forevermore. [Refrain] 4 O stubborn heart, this hour relent! Cry: “Lord, forgive these sins of mine!” And sin-sick, weary and penitent, Yield to the pow’r of love divine. [Refrain]
Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton.
See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co.
--Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >