O why thus stand with reluctant feet

O why thus stand with reluctant feet

Author: John M. Whyte
Tune: [O why thus stand with reluctant feet]
Published in 17 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Oh, why thus stand with reluctant feet
Just on the verge of this rest so sweet?
While God invites, and your steps will greet,
Will come to Jesus now?

Refrain:
Will you come to Jesus?
Will you come to Jesus?
Will you come to Jesus?
Will come to Jesus now?

2 Thy Spirit strives, and yet there you stand
In sight of bliss and the glory-land;
Retreat is death in the sinking sand,
Will come to Jesus now? [Refrain]

3 Your loved ones gone to the other shore
With unseen hands seem to beckon o’er;
Their voices hushed, yet they still implore,
Will come to Jesus now? [Refrain]

4 The touch of death is upon your frame,
The marble slab soon will bear you name;
Lest you should suffer eternal shame,
Will come to Jesus now? [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #27

Author: John M. Whyte

John M. (Marchant) Whyte. Evangelist, hymn writer, singer, b Paris, Canada West (Ontario), 8 Jun 1850, d Toronto 17 Mar 1927. He studied at the University of Toronto and devoted himself to evangelistic and temperance work. Typical of several hundred songs for which he wrote the words or the music, or both, are 'Canada Shall Yet Be Free,' 'Toronto the Good,' and 'Song of Trust.' Many songs appeared in separate editions published by Toronto News Co or Briggs. With his brother David Albert Whyte he edited Sing Out the Glad News (Briggs 1885) and Songs of Calvary (Briggs 1889). The Great Redemption (Briggs 1894), Nuggets of Gold (Briggs 1898) and Battle Songs of the Cross (1901) contain many of his own melodies. Eight of his hymns are reprinted… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O why thus stand with reluctant feet
Author: John M. Whyte
Refrain First Line: Come away to Jesus

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Instances

Instances (1 - 17 of 17)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Battle Songs of the Cross #d145
Evangel of Song #d88
Gospel Tent Hymns #d138
Heart Melodies No. 3 #27Page Scan
Honey Out of the Rock #25Page Scan
Hymns for the People for Services of Song in Christian Work #d128
Hymns for the People for Services of Song in Christian Work #d129
Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #27TextAudioPage Scan
Prayerful Praises. 5th ed. #d124
Revival Hymns, Selected and Arranged #d56
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #203Page Scan
Sing Out the Glad News #d54
Songs of Calvary #d67
Songs of the Peacemaker: a collection of sacred songs and hymns for use in all services of the church, Sunday-school, home circle, and all kinds of evangelistic work #71Page Scan
The Finest of the Wheat: hymns new and old, for missionary and revival meetings, and sabbath-schools #16Page Scan
The Great Redemption in Songs New and Selected #d223
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #203Page Scan



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