Scripture Verse

All men come to Him. John 3:26

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: George F. Root, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 3, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; & New York: John Church and Big­low & Main, 1878), num­ber 19 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George F. Root
1820–1895

Lyrics

Why do you wait, dear bro­ther,
Oh, why do you tar­ry so long?
Your Sav­ior is wait­ing to give you
A place in His sanc­ti­fied throng.

Refrain

Why not? Why not?
Why not come to Him now?
Why not? Why not?
Why not come to Him now?

What do you hope, dear bro­ther,
To gain by a fur­ther delay?
There’s no one to save you but Je­sus,
There’s no oth­er way but His way.

Refrain

Do you not feel, dear bro­ther,
His Spi­rit now striv­ing within?
Oh, why not accept His sal­va­tion,
And throw off your bur­den of sin?

Refrain

Why do your wait, dear bro­ther?
The har­vest is pass­ing away,
Your Sav­ior is long­ing to bless you,
There are dan­ger and death in delay.

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