Will You Not Tell It Today?

Will You Not Tell It TodayToday’s sermon by Bobby Wheat brought this song to mind. Am I doing everything I can to share the good news? Have I shared my hope? Have I shared the way to share salvation with those around me? Made me think about a quote from the book Through the Eyes of a Lion – “If you have breath in your lungs, you have a microphone in your hands.” Have I been using my microphone?

Jesus give me hope and help every single day. We have faced much uncertainty in our lives but we know that God has a plan much bigger than we can ever imagine. We pray each day that our circumstances, abilities, and resources will be used by God to share His love with others.

I want everyone to have the same salvation that I do. This is what God tells us we need to know and do. It is found in the Bible. We need to hear His word (Romans 10:17); believe in Him and believe that Jesus is His son who came to earth to die on the cross, taking our sins with him, was buried, rose again on the third day, and ascended to heaven (Matthew 16:16, John 8:24, Mark 16:16); repent of our sins (Acts 17:30-31, Luke 24:47); confess our sins before others (Matthew 10:32-33, Romans 10:8-10); and be baptized in Jesus’ name for the forgiveness of our sins (Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16).

So, this song has been in my head for a couple of hours now. It is one I grew up with and like a lot. The challenge in it is straightforward.

If The Name of the Savior (Will You Not Tell It Today?)

Words: Jessie Brown Pounts (1887)
Music: James H. Fillmore (1887)

1. If the name of the Savior is precious to you,
If His care has been constant and tender and true,
If the light of His presence has brightened your way,
O will you not tell of your gladness today?

Refrain:
O will you not tell it today?
(O will you not, will you not tell it today?)
Will you not tell it today?
(Will you not, will you not tell it today?)
If the light of His presence has brightened your way,
O will you not tell it today?

2. If your faith in the Savior has bro’t its reward,
If a strength you have found in the strength of your Lord,
If the hope of a rest in His palace is sweet,
O will you not, brother, the story repeat?
Refrain:

3. If the souls all around you are living in sin,
If the Master has told you to bid them come in,
If the sweet invitation they never have heard,
O will you not tell them the cheer-bringing word?
Refrain:

 

At Home.

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