Scripture Verse

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15

Words: John R. Holt, in Gos­pel Songs and Hymns No. 1, ed­it­ed by George B. Hol­sing­er (Bridge­wa­ter, Vir­gin­ia: George B. Hol­sing­er, 1898), num­ber 69.

Mu­sic: Da­cia John R. Holt, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

O, soul in the shadows, to Satan a slave,
Accept the dear Savior, He’s mighty to save.
Then why not believe Him? He’s passing this way;
Accept Him rejoicing, He’ll save you today.

Refrain

’Tis Jesus your Savior that’s passing this way;
Oh, list to His pleading, accept him today.
’Tis Jesus your Savior that’s passing this way;
Oh, list to His pleading, accept him today.

Oh, think of His goodness and infinite love,
He came from the portals of glory above
To rescue and save you; then harken and hear
The voice of His pleading, while Jesus is near.

Refrain

Soul, why will you linger, and needlessly wait?
Time swiftly is passing, the hour groweth late.
The day of salvation hath dawned upon you;
Then come to the Savior, so loving and true.

Refrain