I wish I knew more about Virginia Moya, the lady who wrote these solemn words and under what type of circumstances she wrote them but unfortunately I don’t.
I have however chosen this hymn because I feel that it ties up the message of this album very well. The message this hymn conveys to the listener is something like this: “For a lifetime God in mercy has been tenderly calling out to souls offering refuge from the doom of those who reject Him, or even neglect Him. Turn to Him who in mercy is waiting and point your life and destiny in His direction; for it will be too late to put things right with Him after we leave this world.”
I cannot emphasise enough how precious your soul is to God and the unfathomable lengths He has gone to secure a place in His home for you. Do not live a careless life only to find when it is over you missed out on the best God had to give.
As the harbour light shines as a beacon of hope to the traveler, leading him safely to rest and shelter, so the message of the Gospel does just the same and declares to us a Saviour to meet all of our need, addressing the question of sin that separates us from God and His haven of rest.
Turn and head for the harbour light now while you have the opportunity, because none of us can guarantee we will be able to do it tomorrow! I implore you, don’t miss out; eternity is a long time to live with the memory of countless wasted opportunities.One thing is for sure, if you do, you can be sure you’ll set heaven ringing and singing for joy when a sinner is saved at last or when the wanderer comes back home.