Scripture Verse

Now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2


Words: Da­vid H. Hine, 1912. Ap­peared in World-Wide Re­vi­val Hymns, ed­it­ed by W. El­mer Bai­ley (Find­lay, Ohio: W. El­mer Ba­iley, 1914), nu­mber 235.

Music: Os­na­brück W. How­ard Doane, 1914 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


Away from God, so far away,
Why will you longer from Him stray?
Sin’s weary way you long have trod,
O come today, say yes to God.


Say yes to God, O why delay?
Say yes to God, O come today;
Fly to His arms, why longer wait?
Tomorrow it may be too late.

Away from God, where hope is dead,
Where peace and joy have from you fled!
Where you are weary and oppressed,
O come to Him for peace and rest.


Away from God, so faint, so weak,
O come to Him and pardon seek.
’Tis Je­sus calls, why longer stay,
While angels wait and Christians pray?


Away from God, away from home,
Why will you longer from Him roam?
Why will you spurn His pleading cry,
Why will you slight His love and die?