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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