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 (1865–1936)


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.