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Shall I be saved tonight

Jesus is pleading with my poor soul

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Jesus is pleading with my poor soul]
Published in 47 hymnals

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1. Jesus is pleading with my poor soul,
shall I be saved tonight?
If I believe, He will make me whole,
shall I be saved tonight?
Tenderly, sadly, I hear Him say,
How can you grieve Me from day to day?
Shall I go on in the old, old way,
or shall I be saved tonight?

2. Jesus was nailed to the cross for me,
shall I be saved tonight?
How can my heart so ungrateful be?
Shall I be saved tonight?
Now He will save me by grace divine.
Now, if I will, I can call Him mine.
Can I the pleasures of earth resign?
Oh shall I be saved tonight?

3. Jesus is knocking at my poor heart,
shall I be saved tonight?
What if His Spirit should now depart?
Shall I be saved tonight?
Over and over His voice I hear,
sweetly it falls on my listening ear,
Shall I reject Him, a friend so dear?
Oh shall I be saved tonight?

4. What if that voice I should hear no more,
shall I be saved tonight?
Quickly I’ll open this bolted door.
Save me, O Lord, tonight.
Blessèd Redeemer, come in, come in,
pity my sorrow, forgive my sin.
Now let Thy work in my soul begin,
for I will be saved tonight.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6015

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus is pleading with my poor soul
Title: Shall I be saved tonight
Author: Fanny J. Crosby



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