Scripture Verse

Now is the accepted time. 2 Corinthians 6:2

Introduction

Words: H. Leo Boles, 1908.

Music: Re­demp­tion Ground James Mc­Gra­na­han, 1879 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Boles (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
James McGranahan
(1840–1907)

Lyrics

How sweet the voice that calls you home,
That bids you to the Savior come;
His love and peace accept today,
Oh, come to Him now while you may!

Refrain

Come while you may, O, come today!
Come, while inclined by love divine;
For Jesus waits at Heaven’s gate,
You to embrace with love and grace.

How tenderly the Master pleads,
O, then His love and truth I’ll heed!
How sad for me now to reject,
His pardon I will not neglect.

Refrain

How often I have turned my heart;
With hope I will from sin depart,
For Jesus loves me still, I know,
I now in faith repent and go.

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I will not be enticed by sin,
To stay in death away from Him;
I now resolve to do my best,
And in the arms of Christ I’ll rest.

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