Scripture Verse

My Spirit shall not always strive with man. Genesis 6:3

Introduction

Words: Ka­tha­ryn D. Ba­con, in New Songs of Praise, by Al­fred E. Hel­ton et al. (Le­noir, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1913), num­ber 102.

Music: Mar­vin N. Har­di­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Katharyn D. Bacon
1884–1944

Lyrics

Hark! the Savior’s voice I hear,
Calling me from deserts drear,
He no more may be so near, if I wait;
Why should I today refuse,
Or His mercies fail to choose?
Naught to gain, but all to lose, if I wait.

Refrain

If I wait to seek God’s favor,
Lost may be my soul for aye;
If I wait, but oh! my Savior,
Help me yield to Thee today!

Endless life He offers me,
Sweet salvation full and free,
But I may not ransomed be, if I wait;
Trusting in His righteousness,
All my sins I will confess,
Lest it be too late to bless, if I wait.

Refrain

All to Christ I now resign,
Yielding to His will divine,
I may pass the border line, if I wait;
The accepted time’s today,
And I now His voice obey,
Death may bear my soul away, if I wait.

Refrain