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Now the Day of Grace.
1 NOW is the day of grace;
2 A Father bids you speed;
O, wherefore then delay ?
3 To-day the prize is won;
One Thing needful.
1 WHY will ye waste on trifling cares
2 Shall God invite you from above?
Those objects which you now pursue;
11s. Delay not.
1 DELAY not, delay not; O sinner, draw near; The waters of life are now flowing for thee; No price is demanded; the Saviour is here; Redemption is purchased, salvation is free.
2 Delay not, delay not; why longer abuse
The love and compassion of Jesus, thy God? A fountain is opened; how canst thou refuse To wash and be cleansed in his pardoning blood?
3 Delay not, delay not, O sinner, to come,
For Mercy still lingers, and calls thee to-day, Her voice is not heard in the shades of the tomb; Her message, unheeded, will soon pass away.
4 Delay not, delay not; the Spirit of grace,
Long grieved and resisted, may take his sad flight, And leave thee in darkness to finish thy race, To sink in the gloom of eternity's night.
5 Delay not, delay not; the hour is at hand;
The earth shall dissolve, and the heavens shall fade; The dead, small and great, in the judgment shall stand; What helper, then, sinner, shall lend thee his aid?
8s, 7s & 4.
The Sinner invited and warned.
1 HEAR, O sinner! Mercy hails you;
"Tis the voice of Mercy calls.
Seek his mercy while you may;
1 YE sinners, fear the Lord,
2 Soon will the harvest close,
3 Then, while 'tis called to-day,
Danger of Delay.
1 HASTE, O sinner; now be wise;
2 Haste, and mercy now implore;
Ere this evening's stage be run.
3 Haste, O sinner; now return;
Stay not for the morrow's sun,
4 Haste, O sinner; now be blest ;-
Danger of Neglect.
1 AND canst thou, sinner, slight
2 Wilt thou not cease to grieve
3 To-day, a pardoning God
4 But grace so dearly bought
Danger of Delay.
2 O, hear his voice to-day,
And harden not your heart;
1 SINNER, what has earth to show
2 Doth a skilful, healing friend
And, where thorns and stings abound,
3 When the tempest rolls on high,
4 Canst thou, in that awful day,
Exhortation to work while it is Day.
1 THE swift-declining day,
2 Ye mortals, mark its pace,
And use the hours of light;
3 Give glory to the Lord,
Who rules the rolling sphere;
And seek salvation there.
4 Then shall new lustre break
1 MY son, know thou the Lord;
2 Call while he may be found;
3 If thou wilt seek his face,
His ear will hear thy cry;
4 But if thou leave thy God,
Nor choose the path to heaven,