Scripture Verse

Today if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts. Hebrews 4:7

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Ro­bert Hark­ness, in Al­ex­an­der’s Gos­pel Songs No. 2 (New York: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1910), num­ber 23 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Robert Harkness
1880–1961

Lyrics

Far from God, away from Je­sus,
Straying in the paths of sin,
Knowing not God’s full sal­va­tion,
Jesus calls you midst earth’s din.

Refrain

Come, ’tis Je­sus calls you;
Come, without delay.
He is willing now to save you;
Come, O come today.

Why continue in your roaming?
Jesus bids you come today.
Mercy’s offer still is open;
Why not come without delay?

Refrain

How much longer will you tarry?
How much longer will you roam?
Listen, Je­sus calls you to Him;
Will you not at once come home?

Refrain

Can you stay away from Je­sus
With eternity in view?
Can you still reject His mercy
When you hear His call so true?

Refrain

You may almost come to Je­sus,
But almost will ne­ver save;
For the soul that fully trusts Him
On the cross His life He gave.

Refrain