Going down to judgment

Almost you've settled the question

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [Almost you've settled the question]
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1 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.

2 Just on the threshold you’re standing,
Why do you still turn away;
Life is so dear, death is so near,
Come to the Saviour today. [Refrain]

3 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]

4 Jesus has died to redeem you,
Offers you life through His blood;
You must repent, or soon lament,
Banished forever from God. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #36

Author: Henry J. Zelley

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement. Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s so… Go to person page >

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First Line: Almost you've settled the question
Title: Going down to judgment
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Refrain First Line: You are going down to judgment
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