Scripture Verse

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord. Isaiah 1:18


Daniel W. Whittle (1840–1901)

Words: Dan­iel W. Whit­tle, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 3, by Ira D. San­key et al. (New York; Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Big­low & Main and John Church, 1878), num­ber 34. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as W. W. D., one of Whit­tle’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Bis­sau James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



Come, souls that are long­ing for plea­sure,
Our Sav­ior has plea­sures to give;
Come find in His love the rare trea­sure
That makes ev­ery true plea­sure live.


Come now, saith the Lord, let us rea­son,
Come now and your pur­pose de­clare;
Is it plea­sures of sin for a sea­son,
Or plea­sures the glo­ri­fied share?

The plea­sures of sin are de­ceiv­ing,
They’ve no­thing for yes­ter­day’s pain,
But hope of to­mor­row re­ceiv­ing,
And then, it’s to­mor­row again.


The plea­sures of sin are all fleet­ing,
They van­ish with life’s pass­ing morn;
Like dew­drops the morn­ing sun greet­ing,
They glist­en, and then they are gone.


Then all who are long­ing for plea­sure,
Ye wea­ry, and all who are worn;
Come find in the Lord a sure trea­sure,
That from you shall ne­ver be torn.


Of Je­sus, thy choice now be mak­ing,
Redeemer, and Sav­ior, and Lord;
And soon in the glo­ry awak­ing,
You’ll share in the saint’s blest re­ward.