Now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2
Words: Stanley J. Henry, 1905, alt.
Music: Mary L. Stocks (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Henry or Stocks (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Let it be now! The choice is before us;
Come, while the Savior so tenderly yearns;
Let it be now, Heav’n’s joy-bells in chorus
Ring out the tidings—a lost one returns!
Let it be now, O let it be now!
Let it be now, if life is beginning,
Now on the threshold of days yet to be;
Losing your life, a new one you’re winning,
A life that will last thro’ eternity.
Let it be now, tho’ years have been squandered,
Living for this world in pleasure or sin;
Pardon He will, tho’ far you have wandered,
Grant you His Spirit—a new life within.
Let it be now, tho’ life is declining,
Feebler the step, and fast failing the sight;
Why should you linger, hopeless, repining?
Trust Him, He’ll grant you at eventide light.
Let it be now! Come, helpless, believing,
Pleading His merits, in lowliness bow;
Pardon and cleansing, new life receiving,
O let it be now! Yes, let it be now!