I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?@Luke 12:19-20

Stella M. Thompson, in New Songs of Praise, by Alfred E. Helton et al. (Lenoir, North Carolina: Teachers’ Music Publishing Company, 1913), number 56.

Horace H. Holley (🔊 pdf nwc).

Tho’ you’ve wandered, poor sinner, away from the light,
The Redeemer will welcome you home;
But you list to the tempter and say, Not tonight,
In the future some time I will come.

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Not tonight, I will wait,
For the pathway of sin seems so bright;
It will not be too late;
Yes, some time I will come—not tonight.

You have only to come and His blessings receive,
For He’s ready just now to forgive;
Will you speak, Not tonight, and your Savior still grieve,
And away from His refuge e’er live?

Refrain

There’s a time for repentance, but soon ’twill have passed,
O dear sinner, what then will you do?
Your decision tonight will bring sorrow at last,
When there’ll be no redemption for you.

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Not tonight, you may say in defiance, O soul,
And believe there’s no risk in delay;
But when furious billows of death o’er you roll,
For His mercy you cannot then pray!

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