Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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).

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Lyrics

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

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

Refrain

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

Refrain