1 “Almost persuaded” now to believe;
“Almost persuaded” Christ to receive.
Seems now some soul to say,
“Go, Spirit, go thy way.
Some more convenient day
On Thee I’ll call!”
2 “Almost persuaded,” come, come today;
“Almost persuaded” turn not away.
Jesus invites you here,
Angels are ling’ring near,
Prayers rise from hearts so dear;
O wand’rer, come!
3 “Almost persuaded,” harvest is past;
“Almost persuaded” doom comes at last!
“Almost” cannot avail;
“Almost” is but to fail!
Sad, sad that bitter wail,
“Almost,” but lost!
|First Line:||"Almost persuaded" now to believe; "Almost persuaded" Christ to receive|
|Author:||P. P. Bliss (1871)|
Almost persuaded now to believe. Procrastination. This was suggested by the following passage in a sermon by the Rev. Mr. Brundage, Bliss being present at its delivery:—" He who is almost persuaded is almost saved, but to be almost saved is to be entirely lost."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)