Advent Hymnals

513. ASK NOT TO BE EXCUSED

Christ in Song,

1.
Ask not to be excused,
There's earnest work to do;
Stand ready to be used
Where God may station you.
His invitation kind
To thee has oft been giv'n;
Accept, and thou shalt find
'Tis sweet to work for Heav'n.

Chorus:
Come, O come!
Ask not to be excused;
Come, O come!
Stand ready to be used.
Ask not to be excused,
This answer may be giv'n:
Thou hast my love abused,
Thou art excused from heav'n.

2.
Ask not to be excused,
The Master calls today;
Too long hast thou refused,
Now hasten to obey.
The harvest fields are white,
The laborers are few;
Let this be thy delight,
The Master's work to do  [Chorus]

3.
Ask not to be excused,
There's danger in delay;
That wondrous love abused,
Forever turns away.
While Mercy gently pleads
And points the way to heav'n,
While Jesus intercedes,
O come and be forgiv'n!  [Chorus]

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Title Ask Not to Be Excused
Key E Major
Titles Come, O come!
First Line Ask not to be excused
Author F. E. B.
Year 1908
Composer F. E. Belden
Hymnal -
Tune Ask not to be excused
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Call to Activity
Texts Luke 14:16
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