God said. And yet Thou didst plead on
In grace, but when men felt their need
The opportunity was gone.
Yet in our day Thou dost plead still
In the glad tidings of God's grace,
Pleading to "whosoever will",
While mercy waits in every case.
We honour Thy long-suffering
Throughout the dispensation's years,
And help for saints, which Thou dost bring
Till their long-suffering appears.