On your feet! He’s calling you.@Mark 10:49

George F. Root, in Triumphant Songs No. 1 (Chicago, Illinois: E. O. Excell Company, 1887) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George F. Root (1820-1895)

Why delay to make your peace with Heav’n’s eternal king?
Why delay the pardon that the prayer of faith will bring?

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Why delay, why delay? no better time will come;
Accept His call and find in Him
A resting place, a home.

Why delay to leave the husks on which your soul has fed?
Why refuse the gracious hand that holds the heav’nly bread?

Refrain

Why delay to turn your feet toward your Father’s door?
Why delay to enter there and sorrow nevermore?

Refrain

Hear ye not His pleading, hear ye not His Spirit’s power?
Brother, why not give yourself to Him this very hour?