Scripture Verse

What is to hinder my being baptized? Acts 8:36


Julia H. Johnston

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston (1849–1919).

Music: Kon­ya Steele D. Good­ale (1870–1950) (🔊 pdf nwc). The mu­sic be­fore the re­frain is writ­ten as an al­to-ten­or du­et.

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Good­ale (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), a bet­ter one of John­ston,


What hinders your coming to Jesus,
What hinders your coming today?
He offers His grace and His pardon,
Tell Jesus what stands in the way.


What is it that hinders your coming?
You may find this salvation today.
The Savior is ready and waiting;
O why do you longer delay?

If pleasures and earthly enjoyment
Have hindered your coming before,
O tarry no longer, but prove Him,
Who offers you joy evermore.


The fearful, the troubled and doubting,
May lovingly lean on His breast;
O trust Him who offers salvation,
Come now to His arms and be blest.


What hinders your coming to Jesus?
The fear that you may not hold out?
His mercy endureth forever;
O how can you linger in doubt?