Oh, Why Not Now?

Why not now? O sinner, listen

Author: Daniel Otis Teasley (1912)
Tune: [Why not now? O sinner, listen]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Why not now? O sinner, listen
To that pleading voice within,
Saying, “Jesus came to save you
From the awful curse of sin.”

Oh, why not now? Oh, why not now?
All heaven waits while you delay;
Oh, why not now? Oh, why not now?
Risk not your soul for one more day.

2 Why not now? Your days are passing
Swiftly to eternity;
All your strength is unavailing
Your poor heart from sin to free. [Refrain]

3 Why not now? The future holdeth
Not one promise for your soul;
Come, accept God’s proffered mercy
Ere you die in sin’s control. [Refrain]

4 Why not now? Your death is nearing,
Soon your final day will come,
And your choice this very moment
May result in awful doom. [Refrain]

5 Why not now? Oh, do not linger,
Reason bids you make the choice;
Saints and angels bid you welcome,
Harken to that inner voice. [Refrain]

Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Daniel Otis Teasley

Daniel Otis Teasley, 1876-1942 Died: November 15, 1942, Santa Ana, California. Teasley en­tered the min­is­try of the Church of God de­nom­in­a­tion in 1896, and pas­tored in New York. Some­time af­ter 1910, he be­came Gen­er­al Man­a­ger of the Gos­pel Trump­et Com­pa­ny, where he worked un­til 1917. He then worked as gen­er­al man­ag­er of War­ner Press (1917-18). His works in­clude: Historical Ge­o­graphy of the Bi­ble, 1898, 1917 The Ho­ly Spir­it and Other Spir­its, 1904 How to Con­duct a Sun­day School, 1911 The Go­spel Guide-book, 1918 The Bi­ble and How to In­ter­pret It, 1918 Lyrics-- At the Cross of Je­sus Bow­ing Back to the Bless­èd Old Bi­ble… Go to person page >

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First Line: Why not now? O sinner, listen
Title: Oh, Why Not Now?
Author: Daniel Otis Teasley (1912)
Language: English



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