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