1. Why do you wait, dear brother,

Oh, why do you tarry so long?

Your Saviour is waiting to give you

A place in His sanctified throng.

Why not? Why not?

Why not come to Him now? (2ce)

2. What do you hope, dear brother,

To gain by a further delay?

There’s no one to save you but Jesus,

There’s no other way but His way.

3. Do you not feel, dear brother;

His Spirit now striving within?

Oh, why not accept His salvation,

And throw off your burden of sin?

4. Why do you wait, dear brother?

The harvest is passing away;

Your saviour is longing to bless you,

There’s danger and death in delay!

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)