Oh, Why Not Tonight?

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O DO not let thy Lord depart,
And close thine eyes against the light;
Poor sinner, harden not thy heart;
Thou wouldst be saved, why not tonight?

2 Tomorrow’s sun may never rise
To bless thy long deluded sight;
This is the time, O then, be wise;
Thou wouldst be saved, why not tonight?

3 Our God in pity lingers still;
O wilt thou thus his love requite?
Renounce at length thy stubborn will;
Thou wouldst be saved, why not tonight?

4 Our blessèd Lord refuses none
Who would to him their souls unite;
Then be the work of grace begun;
Thou wouldst be saved, why not tonight?


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #251

Author: Eliza Holmes Reed

Reed, Eliza, née Holmes, was born in London, March 4, 1794; married to the Rev. Andrew Reed in 1816; and died July 4, 1867. Mrs. Reed entered fully and earnestly into her husband's extensive charitable works. Her publications include Original Tales for Children; and The Mother's Manual for the Training of her Children, 1865. Her hymns, 20 in all, were contributed to her husband's collection, and were republished with his in the Wycliffe Chapel Supplement, 1872. They are only of average merit, and have not attained to a marked position. They include:— 1. Gracious Lord, as Thou hast bidden. Holy Baptism. 2. I would be Thine, 0 take my heart . Dedication of Self to Christ. 3. 0 do not let the word depart. The Accepted Time.… Go to person page >

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Small Church Music #5985

The Baptist Hymnal #253

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The Cyber Hymnal #5528

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #251

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Timeless Truths #796

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