Scripture Verse

You almost persuade me to be a Christian. Acts 26:28


Words: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn, Hymns of His Grace No. 1 (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1907), page 67.

Music: Rö­mer­straße Pe­ter P. Bil­horn, 1907 (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know when this song was writ­ten,

Peter P. Bilhorn


Almost, but still I resisted,
Almost, but never believed;
Almost, but waited and waited,
Till the sweet Spirit was grieved.


Now is the time to receive Him,
Now is the time to be saved;
Now, while the Spirit is pleading,
Now, Jesus waiteth to save.

Almost at one time I yielded,
Almost at one time was saved;
Almost, but drifted and drifted,
Satan thus held me enslaved.


Almost, why longer refuse Him?
Almost, O lost one, believe;
Almost, swing open thy heart’s door,
Jesus the Savior receive.