Those that seek Me early shall find Me.@Proverbs 8:17

James M. Dungan, in Triumphant Songs No. 1, by Edwin O. Excell (Chicago, Illinois: Edwin O. Excell, 1887), number 62 (🔊 pdf nwc).

The conscience of childhood is speaking in whispers,
Oh come to the Savior and give Him your life;
Of such is the kingdom of Heaven, says Jesus,
So then seek Him early, and enter the strife.

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The bells of your conscience are ringing,
The bells, the bells;
The bells of your conscience are ringing,
Saying, Sinner, oh, come home.

The conscience of young men and maidens is calling,
In earnest appeals for the strength of your will;
The work of your Master, it needs all your efforts,
To bear all life’s burdens, and Christ’s law fulfill.

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The conscience of manhood is loudly appealing,
And saying, “Oh, come in the noontide of day”;
The sands of the hourglass are slowly receding,
So start for the kingdom, and do not delay.

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The conscience of old age is heavily laden
With sins which thro’ life have been heavy to bear;
But Jesus is able to roll off thy burden,
To cleanse you from evil and lift every care.

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