Now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.@2 Corinthians 6:2

William Mahone, in Winnowed Songs for the Sunday School, by Ira D. Sankey (New York: Biglow & Main, 1890), number 12.

Ipanema George C. Stebbins ( pdf nwc).

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George C. Stebbins (1846-1945)

Oh, sinner, come, do not delay,
But come to God, no longer stay;
Thy day of grace will soon be o’er,
When He shall plead with thee no more.

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Oh, come, then, come, no longer stay,
But trust in God, His Word obey;
Accept His Son who died for thee,
And bought thy pardon full and free.

Oh, sinner, come, God waits for thee,
And offers pardon full and free;
So great His love, His Son He gave,
To bleed and die thy soul to save.

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Oh, sinner, come, thou need’st not fear,
But Trust in Him, for He is near;
Yes, near to bless and save today,
Oh, haste to Him, the call obey.

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