Haste, traveller, haste, the night comes onAuthor: William Bengo Collyer
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1. Haste, traveler, haste! the night comes on,
And many a shining hour is gone;
The storm is gathering in the west,
And thou art from home and rest.
2. O far from home thy footsteps stray;
Christ is the life, and Christ the way,
And Christ the light; thy setting sun
Sinks ere thy morning is begun.
3. Awake, awake! pursue thy way
With steady course, while yet ’tis day;
While thou art sleeping on the ground,
Danger and darkness gather round.
4. The rising tempest sweeps the sky;
The rains descend, the winds are high;
The waters swell, and death and fear
Beset thy path, nor refuge near.
5. O yes! a shelter you may gain,
A covert from the wind and the rain,
A hiding-place a rest, a home,
A refuge from the wrath to come.
6. Then linger not in all the plain,
Flee for thy life, the mountain gain;
Look not behind, make no delay,
O speed thee, speed thee on thy way!
7. Poor, lost, benighted soul! art thou
Wiling to find salvation now?
There yet is hope; hear mercy’s call:
Truth! Life! Light! Way! in Christ is all!
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2636
Haste, traveller, haste! the night comes on. W. B. Collyer. [Invitation.] Appeared in Rippon's Baptist Selection, 27th edition, 1827, No. 581, Pt. ii., in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, with the refrain “Haste, traveller, haste," to stanzas i.—vi., and "Haste to Him, haste," to stanza vii. It is in use in Great Britain and America. Its original title is "Fleeing from the wrath to come by flying to Christ."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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