I Will Yield

 •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 5
“Once again the gospel message
From the Savior you have heard.”
The above well-known gospel song was used of God to convert a once successful lawyer who had sunk so low in sin and poverty as to become a tramp in the streets of New York. A homeless, penniless wreck of a man, age 54, he happened one night to wander past a gospel mission just as those within sang:
“Will you heed the invitation?
Will you turn and seek the Lord?”
He stopped for a moment to listen. His early training had been Christian and old memories were stirred. He turned and entered the hall just as the second verse was being sung.
“Many summers you have wasted,
Ripened harvests you have seen,
Winter snows by spring have melted;
Yet you linger in your sin.”
He realized that this verse unreeled a truthful record of his own past life away from God. He listened to the third verse ending:
“While the Spirit still is striving,
Yield and seek the Savior’s side.”
Deeply convicted, he jumped to his feet and said, “I will yield, I will seek the Savior’s side.”
He was converted that night, and confessed the Lord Jesus as his Savior, and there was joy in the presence of the angels of God.