Scripture Verse

Now is the accepted time. 2 Corinthians 6:2

Introduction

Words: Tho­mas Scott, Lyr­ic Po­ems, De­vo­tion­al and Mo­ral (Lon­don: 1773).

Music: Pley­el’s Hymn Ig­naz J. Pley­el, 1791 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Ignaz J. Pleyel
(1757–1831)

Lyrics

Hasten, sinner, to be wise!
Stay not for the morrow’s sun:
Wisdom if you still despise,
Harder is it to be won.

Hasten, mercy, to implore!
Stay not for the morrow’s sun,
Lest thy season should be o’er,
Ere this evening’s stage be run.

Hasten, sinner, to return!
Stay not for the morrow’s sun,
Lest thy lamp should fail to burn
Ere salvation’s work is done.

Hasten, sinner, to be blest!
Stay not for the morrow’s sun,
Lest perdition thee arrest,
Ere the morrow is begun.