Scripture Verse

Now is the accepted time. 2 Corinthians 6:2


Words: H. Leo Boles, 1908.

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

Alternate Tune:

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

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



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!


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.


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.


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.