No. 7 Oh, Won’t You be a Christian?

“Melting” in Verse 2 means “softening in feeling” as one’s heart would be. I find it a little funny that this song is reprinted by permission from another work, “Happy Voices”, given its somber tone.

Verse 1:
Oh, won’t you be a Christian
While you’re young?
Oh, won’t you be a Christian
While you’re young?
Don’t think it will be better
To delay it until later,
But, remember your Creator
While you’re young?

Verse 2:
Oh, won’t you love the Savior
While you’re young?
Oh, won’t you love the Savior
While you’re young?
For you He left His glory,
And embraced a cross so gory:
Won’t you heed the melting story
While you’re young?

Verse 3:
Remember, death may find you
While you’re young!
Remember, death may find you
While you’re young:
For friends are often weeping,
And the stars their watch are keeping
O’er the grassy graves, where sleeping
Lie the young.

Verse 4:
Oh, walk the path to glory
While you’re young;
Oh, walk the path to glory
While you’re young;
And Jesus will befriend you,
And from danger will defend you,
And a peace divine will send you
While you’re young.

Verse 5:
Then won’t you be a Christian
While you’re young?
Then won’t you be a Christian
While you’re young?
Why from the future borrow,
When, ere comes another morrow
You may weep in endless sorrow
While you’re young?

A.A.G.
From “Happy Voices,” by permission of A.A. Graley

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