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),
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?