Why stand ye here all the day idle?@Matthew 20:6
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John M. Bowman (1859-1944)

John M. Bowman, 1900 (🔊 pdf nwc).

O sinner, why linger in doubt and dismay,
When Jesus is ready to save?
Accept His salvation, His calling obey,
For you His own life-blood He gave.

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Yes, Jesus will pardon, His mercy is sure,
Come sinner, no longer delay;
Accept His salvation, His love so pure,
And Jesus will save you today.

Come, sinners, why stand ye here idle all day?
The Master is waiting for you;
Come enter the vineyard, why linger away?
Here you will find service to do.

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Come brothers, why wait ye here, nothing to do,
While others a steady watch keep?
The fields are all whitened—the lab’rers are few,
The harvest is ready to reap.

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Oh, sinner, why tarry the call to obey?
Persuaded, accepting, almost;
How sad if the death angel brook no delay,
So near to the kingdom, but lost.

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