Wherefore do you Linger in the Place of Danger?

Wherefore do you linger
  In the place of danger?
Why, O sinner, dwell you longer
  Far from God and home?

There is nought but sorrow,
  Death and swift destruction,
In that great, that dread tomorrow,
  Of the sinner’s doom.

Jesus bids you enter
  Into joys eternal,
Every blessing finds its centre
  In the Saviour’s Name.

Why not come believing,
  In this hour of blessing?
Faith the means of your receiving
  Rest of heart in Him.

Helpless your condition,
  He alone can pardon,
Come! oh come! in true contrition,
  Sinner, to Him.

F. B. Hole

Gospel Tidings Hymn Book