Go away for now! When I have time, I’ll send for you.@Acts 24:25

E. J. Barber, in Songs for Jesus No. 5, by Frank M. Graham (Greensboro, Georgia: Frank M. Graham, 1914), number 116.

Frisco Jesse B. Harbin, 1914 (🔊 pdf nwc).

In the days of early childhood,
While my heart yet knew no care,
Jesus came and softly whispered,
Shun the tempter’s fatal snare.

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Then I said, O gentle Savior,
Ere I am by sin beset,
I will surely heed Thy warning,
Tho’ I am not ready yet.

He is waiting, hoping, planning
In his wild satanic glee,
To destroy thy soul forever,
But I’ll save thee—come to Me.

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On in sin I blindly wandered,
By the tempter’s voice beguiled,
Never pausing to consider
That my soul was sin defiled.

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On the brink of death’s dark river,
I must wait in deep despair,
Heaven’s portals closed against me,
None that’s sinful enter there.

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