Scripture Verse

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


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

Robert Harkness (1880–1961)


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.


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?


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?


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


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.