Turn Ye

O turn ye, O turn ye, for why will ye die

Author: Josiah Hopkins
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1. O turn ye, O turn ye, for why will ye die?
When God, in great mercy, is coming so nigh?
Now Jesus invites you, the Spirit says Come!
And angels are waiting to welcome you home.

2. How vain the delusion, that while you delay
Your hearts may grow better, your chains melt away.
Come guilty, come wretched, come just as you are;
All helpless and dying, to Jesus repair.

3. The contrite in heart He will freely receive,
O why will you not the glad message believe?
If sin be your burden, why will you not come?
'Tis you He makes welcome, He bids you come home.


Source: The New Christian Hymnal #192

Author: Josiah Hopkins

Hopkins, Josiah , D.D., was born at Pittsford, Vermont, April 13, 1786. From 1809 to 1830 he was pastor of a Congregational Church, at New Haven, Vermont; and from 1830 to 1848 of the First Presbyterian Church, Auburn, New York. He died at Geneva, New York, July 27, 1862. He was the editor of Conference Hymns , Auburn, 1846, and contributed hymns to the Christian Lyre , N. Y., 1830. From the latter work his hymns in common use are taken:— 1. 0 turn ye, 0 turn ye, for why will ye die. Expostulation. 2. Why sleep we, my brethren. Expostulation. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) Go to person page >

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First Line: O turn ye, O turn ye, for why will ye die
Title: Turn Ye
Author: Josiah Hopkins
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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