#237: Why Do You Wait?

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

This song is a simple yet tricky one to play/sing. The melody makes sense, but both my fingers and voice wanted to change it in places

1

Why do you wait, dear brother,

O why do you tarry so long?

Your Savior is waiting to give you

A place in His sanctified throng.

CHORUS

Why not? Why not?

Why not come to Him not?

Why not? Why not?

Why not come to Him not?

2

What do you hope, dear brother,

To gain by a further delay?

There’s no one to save you but Jesus,

There’s no other way but His way.

CHORUS

3

Do you not feel, dear brother,

His Spirit now striving within?

O why no accept His salvation

And throw off your burden of sin?

CHORUS

4

Why do you wait, dear brother?

The harvest is passing away;

Your Savior is longing to bless you,

There’s danger and death in delay.

CHORUS

 

 

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