796. Oh, Why Not Tonight?

1 Oh, do not let the Word depart,
And close thine eyes against the light;
Poor sinner, harden not your heart,
Be saved, oh, tonight.

Oh, why not tonight?
Oh, why not tonight?
Wilt thou be saved?
Then why not tonight?

2 Tomorrow’s sun may never rise
To bless thy long-deluded sight;
This is the time, oh, then be wise,
Be saved, oh, tonight. [Refrain]

3 Our Lord in pity lingers still,
And wilt thou thus His love requite?
Renounce at once thy stubborn will,
Be saved, oh, tonight. [Refrain]

4 Our blessed Lord refuses none
Who would to Him their souls unite;
Believe on Him, the work is done,
Be saved, oh, tonight. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Oh, do not let the Word depart
Title: Oh, Why Not Tonight?
Author: Elizabeth H. Reed (1842)
Meter: R
Topic: Invitation
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Oh_Why_Not_Tonight); Why Not Tonight?; The G
Refrain First Line: Oh, why not tonight?
Tune Information
Name: [Oh, do not let the Word depart]
Composer: J. Calvin Bushey (1842)
Meter: R
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Oh_Why_Not_Tonight); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (458); Why Not Tonight?; The G

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