This Is Your Hour

Lo! now is the accepted time!

Author: H. Petursson; Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
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Lo! now is the accepted time!
Heed thou God's call to-day!
E'en while we sing salvation's hour
Glides noiselessly away.

Give heed, for that one hour misused
Thine endless doom decides;
On Him, who such salvation spurns,
The wrath of God abides.

More dread the punishment must fall
When mercy's day is o'er,
Upon that man with whom God's love
Most patiently forbore.

Take heed unto thyself, my soul;
To hoard thy sin relent;
Behold yon quickly westering sun;
Delay no more; repent.

Perchance the hour of grace divine
This night may pass away.
Dear pardoning Lord, we leave our sin,
We come to Thee, to-day.

Author: H. Petursson

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Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher

Pilcher, Charles Venn. (Oxford, June 4, 1879--July 4, 1961, Sydney, Australia). Anglican. Grandnephew of Charlotte Elliott. Hertford College, Oxford, B.A., 1902; M.A., 1905; B.D., 1909; D.D., 1921. Curacies at Birmingham, 1903-1905; St. James, Toronto, 1910-1916; taught theology at Auckland Castle, England, 1905-1906, and at Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1916-1936. Elected coadjutor bishop of Sydney, Australia, at the instance of a former Wycliffe colleague, Archbishop Mowll. He composed hymn tunes and other music, and long played bass clarinet in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Also, he translated and published much devotional material from Iceland, notably Iceland Christian Classics (1950). These side interests, like his hymn writing, merely… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lo! now is the accepted time!
Title: This Is Your Hour
Author: H. Petursson
Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
Language: English