#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


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.


Why not? Why not?

Why not come to Him not?

Why not? Why not?

Why not come to Him not?


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.



Do you not feel, dear brother,

His Spirit now striving within?

O why no accept His salvation

And throw off your burden of sin?



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.




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