“The Time is Now” by Darius M. Ratcliff, January 27, 1944

THE TIME IS NOW

1

The time is now.

Oh hear it, thou.

O fellow man,

Your soul God can

Make His today.

Do not delay,

On Christ believe,

The Christ receive;

Make Him your own,

The way is known.

You can not lose,

If Christ you choose.

2

The time is now.

And ask not how

You may postpone;

Yes, you alone,And not obey,

Is this your day,

The Gospel’s call

To one and all.

While you delay,

Choose your own way,

The day is past.

Your day, your last.

3

The time is now.

The heavens bow

To lift you up,

Make full your cup.

You can Christ know,

Like Him here grow;

Through His rich grace

Reflect His face,

Bring life to others,

Make them Christ’s brothers.

You all can gain,

Great heights attain.

4

The time is now.

Oh, face it, thou,

You’re in this fight

For truth and right.

The foe is strong,

Entrenched is wrong;

Your course is on.

God’s armor don;

For if you fail,

To don this mail,

You’ll meet defeat,

And that complete.

5

The time is now.

And seek not how

You can pursue

Christ and earth too;

How you can stay

From church away;

How you can live,

And never give;

How you God’s work

Can always shirk;

How you can win,

And fall within.

6

The time is now.

If you allow

You day is pass;

It will, alas.

Then you must face

Your deep disgrace,

And final doom,

Where there’s no room,

Nor any scope

For faintest hope.

You’ll e’er be left

Of God bereft.

Photo above: Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), the statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Retrieved from: http://public-domain-images.blogspot.com/2010/12/christ-redeemer-cristo-redentor-rio-de.html

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