If they abide not still in unbelief, [they] shall be grafted in.@Romans 11:23

Fan­ny Cros­by, in Bright­est and Best, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1875), num­ber 21.

Cæ­sa­rea Phi­lip P. Bliss, The Charm 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Philip P. Bliss (1838–1876)

Why unbelieving? Why wilt thou spurn
Love that so gently pleads thy return?
Come, ere thy fleeting day
Fades into night away;
Now mercy’s call obey—to Jesus come.

Why unbelieving? Wounding thy Lord,
Grieving His Spirit, doubting His Word?
Think, ’twas for thee He died;
Think of His bleeding side;
Now to the crucified—to Jesus come.

Why unbelieving? Thou canst be blest;
Jesus will pardon, He’ll give thee rest.
Why wilt thou longer wait?
Haste to the open gate,
Come, ere it be too late—to Jesus come.

Why unbelieving? Trifle no more;
Death may be near thee, e’en at thy door.
Come with a broken heart,
Come, helpless as thou art,
Come, choose the better part—to Jesus come.