Scripture Verse

Choose you this day whom ye will serve. Joshua 24:15


Words: Sam­uel S. Cry­or, 1895.

Music: Ha­zel­wood Pe­ter P. Bil­horn, 1895 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cry­or (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Peter P. Bilhorn (1865–1936)


Sinner, choose to­day your Sav­ior,
By whose blood your soul was bought,
Time is fleet­ing, hope is cheat­ing,
Do not spend your life for naught.


Listen to God’s voice en­treat­ing,
Harden not your heart to­day;
Let not Sa­tan’s arts de­ceiv­ing,
Tempt you long­er to de­lay.

Without Christ your life is wast­ed,
All its rich­es are but dross,
If you still re­fuse His mer­cy,
You must suf­fer end­less loss.


Oh, far bet­ter you had ne­ver
Seen the light of earth­ly day,
Than to hear the Spir­it call­ing,
While you turn un­moved away.


Choose while oth­ers then are wait­ing,
For the choice that you may make,
And while souls are now de­bat­ing,
Take the cross for Je­sus’ sake.