One there is who loves thee

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1 One there is who loves thee,
Waiting still for thee:
Canst thou yet reject him?
None so kind as he.
Do not grieve him longer,
Come and trust him now;
He has waited all thy days,
Why waitest thou?

Refrain:
Still his love would save thee,
O receive him now;
He has waited all thy days,
Why waitest thou?

2 Tenderly He woos thee,
Do not slight His call;
Tho’ thy sins are many,
He’ll forgive them all.
Turn to him repenting,
He will cleanse thee now;
He is waiting at thy heart,
Why waitest thou? [Refrain]

3 Jesus still is waiting:
Sinner, why delay?
To his arms of mercy
Rise and haste away.
Only come believing,
He will save thee now;
He is waiting at the door,
Why waitest thou? [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #91

Author: Harry C. Ayres

Ayres, H. C., born about 1849, a member of the Baptist denomination, and a resident in Philadelphia, is the author of:— 1. One there is who loves thee. [Love of Christ.] A popular hymn and well known in Great Britain, through I. D. Sankey's Sacred Sings & Solos, enlarged edition, No. 310. It was written during the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, the theme having been suggested by the expression," One there is Who loves and waits to bless," used by Mr. W. H. Doane (q. v.) in prayer at a meeting of friends at which Mr. Ayres was present. The manuscript was presented to Mr. Doane a day or two afterwards. It was set to music by Mr. Doane, and published forthwith. The original text and music are in Mr. Sankey's Songs & S… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: One there is who loves thee
Author: Harry C. Ayres (1876)
Meter: 6.5.6.5.6.5.7.4 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: One there is who loves thee
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

One there is who loves thee. [Love of Christ.] A popular hymn and well known in Great Britain, through I. D. Sankey's Sacred Sings & Solos, enlarged edition, No. 310. It was written during the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, the theme having been suggested by the expression," One there is Who loves and waits to bless," used by Mr. W. H. Doane (q. v.) in prayer at a meeting of friends at which Mr. Ayres was present. The manuscript was presented to Mr. Doane a day or two afterwards. It was set to music by Mr. Doane, and published forthwith. The original text and music are in Mr. Sankey's Songs & Solos as above. Mr. Ayres is also the author of:—

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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