Song: God's Time Now in Gospel Hymns No. 5

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Copyright 1887, by Ira D. Sankey

Published in Gospel Hymns No. 5 (Copyright 1890, by The Biglow & Main Co. and The John Church Co.)

Lyricist(s):
Cook, Joseph

Page 143
Format: Mixed words and music
Designation: 137
Verses: 5 verses

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God's Time Now, #137

Lyrics

Verse 1
Choose I must, and soon must choose
Holiness, or heaven lose;
While what heaven loves I hate,
Shut for me in heaven’s gate.

Verse 2
Endless sin means endless woe;
Into endless sin I go,
If my soul, from reason rent,
Takes from sin its final bent.

Verse 3
As the stream its channel grooves,
And within that channel moves,
So doth habit’s deepest tide
Groove its bed, and there abide.

Verse 4
Light obeyed increaseth light,
Light resisted bringeth night;
Who shall give me will to choose,
If the love of light I lose?

Verse 5
Speed, my soul; this instant yield;
Let the Light its sceptre wield;
While thy God prolongeth grace,
Haste thee toward His holy face!