Scripture Verse

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


Words: Tho­mas Fu­rey, in The Ark of Praise, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1882), page 53.

Music: Gla­mor­gan­shire John R. Swe­ney, 1882 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

John R. Sweney


Shall I wait until the sunset
Marks the close of life’s short day,
Ere I give my heart to Jesus,
And His Word and truth obey?


No! I will remember Jesus
In this glad accepted hour;
Give myself unto His service,
Yield to His resistless power.

Shall I wait for manhood’s vigor;
Thinking that the world’s vain toy
Will then fail to give me pleasure,
Or give place to other joys?


Shall I wait until the morrow
Brings me nearer to the tomb,
When I know that death’s keen arrow
May before then seal my doom?