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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


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?