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-and-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?