Scripture Verse

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


Words: Hen­ry J. Zel­ley, in Hymns of the King­dom, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Gei­bel, Will­iam Stone, R. Frank Leh­man & J. Wes­ley Hughes (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Gei­bel & Leh­man, 1905), num­ber 36.

Music: J. Wes­ley Hughes (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Zel­ley or Hughes (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Almost you’ve set­tled the ques­tion,
Solemnly count­ing the cost;
Listen to­day, turn while you may,
Almost may mean ful­ly lost.


You are go­ing down to judg­ment,
Going down to judg­ment,
Walking where the lost have trod;
O stop, just now, and think,
E’er you reach the aw­ful brink,
Prepare to meet thy God.

Just on the thresh­old you’re stand­ing:
Why do you still turn away?
Life is so dear, death is so near,
Come to the Sav­ior to­day.


Soon you must make your de­ci­sion,
Come, and no long­er re­fuse;
Now while you may, choose life to­day,
Do not God’s mer­cy abuse.


Jesus has died to re­deem you,
Offers you life thro’ His blood;
You must re­pent, or soon la­ment,
Banished for­ev­er from God.