Now is the time, the accepted hour

Now is the time, the accepted hour

Author: William Cowper
Published in 43 hymnals

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1 Now is the time, the accepted hour,
O! sinners come away'
The Savior's knocking at our door,
Arise without delay.

2 O! don't refuse to give him room,
Lest mercy should withdraw;
He'll then in robes of vengeance come
to execute his law.

3 Then where, poor mortals, will you be,
If destitute of grace,
When you your injured Judge shall see,
And stand before his face.

4 O! could you shun that dreadful sight,
How would you wish to fly,
To the dark shades of endless night,
From that all-searching eye?

5 But death and hell must all appear
And you among them stand;
Before the great impartial bar
Arraigned at Christ's left hand.

6 Let not these warnings be in vain,
But lend a listening ear;
Lest you should meet them all again,
When wrapped in keen despair.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: William Cowper

Cowper, William, the poet. The leading events in the life of Cowper are: born in his father's rectory, Berkhampstead, Nov. 26, 1731; educated at Westminster; called to the Bar, 1754; madness, 1763; residence at Huntingdon, 1765; removal to Olney, 1768; to Weston, 1786; to East Dereham, 1795; death there, April 25,1800. The simple life of Cowper, marked chiefly by its innocent recreations and tender friendships, was in reality a tragedy. His mother, whom he commemorated in the exquisite "Lines on her picture," a vivid delineation of his childhood, written in his 60th year, died when he was six years old. At his first school he was profoundly wretched, but happier at Westminster; excelling at cricket and football, and numbering Warren Hastin… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now is the time, the accepted hour
Author: William Cowper
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d241
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #187Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, Original and Select, for the Use of Small Assemblies and Private Christians #d61
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d223
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion #43Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d232
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion of the church of Christ: with an appendix of German hymns #43Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion, of the church of Christ (6th ed.) #43Page Scan
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d318
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d205
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #97Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #444Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns: including a few originals, designed to aid the friends of Zion in their private and social worship #113Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d213
Choice Hymns: for social and private devotion, Lord's Day schools and revivals. (2nd ed.) #285Page Scan
Conference Hymns : adapted to religious conferences, and meetings for prayer, to which is added a selection of the most favorite melodies in common use #98Page Scan
Eine kleine Lieder-Sammlung, zum allgemeinen Gebrauch des wahrern Gottes-dienstes, fuer die Gemeinde Gottes #d101
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #162Page Scan
Family Hymns #d168
Hymns for Christian Melody #212Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #94Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #230Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d524
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #230TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #230Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #230Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #230Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #230Page Scan
New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #56Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #196Page Scan
Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d79
Sacred Melodies for Conference and Prayer Meetings, and for Social and Private Devotion (13th ed.) #173Page Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #264Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d665
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #82Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #LXXXIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #LXXXIITextPage Scan
The New and Most Complete Collection of Camp, Social and Prayer Meeting Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use #143Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #409Page Scan
Village Hymns #d359
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #51Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #51Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #51Page Scan



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