Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord.@Isaiah 1:18
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Daniel W. Whittle (1840-1901)

Daniel W. Whittle, in Gospel Hymns No. 3, by Ira D. Sankey et al. (New York/Chicago/Cincinnati: Biglow & Main/John Church, 1878), number 34. Some hymnals show the author as W. W. D., one of Whittle’s pseudonyms.

Bissau James McGranahan (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan (1840-1907)

Come, souls that are longing for pleasure,
Our Savior has pleasures to give;
Come find in His love the rare treasure
That makes every true pleasure live.

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Come now, saith the Lord, let us reason,
Come now and your purpose declare;
Is it pleasures of sin for a season,
Or pleasures the glorified share?

The pleasures of sin are deceiving,
They’ve nothing for yesterday’s pain,
But hope of tomorrow receiving,
And then, it’s tomorrow again.

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The pleasures of sin are all fleeting,
They vanish with life’s passing morn;
Like dewdrops the morning sun greeting,
They glisten, and then they are gone.

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Then all who are longing for pleasure,
Ye weary, and all who are worn;
Come find in the Lord a sure treasure,
That from you shall never be torn.

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Of Jesus, thy choice now be making,
Redeemer, and Savior, and Lord;
And soon in the glory awaking,
You’ll share in the saint’s blest reward.

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