Scripture Verse

Why will you die? Ezekiel 33:11


Words: Charles W. Ray, The Re­viv­al Help­er (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: S. Brai­nard’s Sons, 1893), pag­es 16–17.

Music: Har­ley An­der­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Jesus is waiting, waiting in sorrow,
Waiting to save you, coming so nigh;
Why will you grieve Him waiting the morrow?
Hear the sweet whisper: Why will you die?


Soon with heart aching,
Trembling and quaking,
Mercy and favor you will implore;
Why should you grieve Him?
Why not receive Him?
Soon the death angel will stand at the door.

Jesus is waiting, why will you longer,
Grieving the Spi­rit, turn Him away?
Vainly you wait that you may grow stronger,
Danger comes nearer while you delay.


Jesus is waiting, why will you tarry?
Gratefully hasten, bid Him come in;
Why should you longer mournfully carry
All the dark load and bur­den of sin?