To-day Thy mercy calls us
To-day Thy mercy calls us. Oswald Allen* (1816- 1878).
In Allen’s Hymns on the Christian Life (1861), this hymn was entitled ‘To-Day’, with a quotation, ‘“To-day, if ye will hear His voice.” Heb. Iii. 7.’ It was originally written in the first person singular, in four stanzas:
To-day Thy mercy calls me, To wash away my sin,However great my trespass Whate’er I may have been.However long from mercy I may have turned awayThe blood, O Christ, can cleanse me, And make me white to-day.
To-day Thy gate is open, And all who enter inShall find a Father’s welcome, And pardon for their sin;The past shall be forgotten, A present joy be given -A future grace be promised - A glorious crown in...
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