Give Me Just a Little Longer

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1 Say, dear sinner, take salvation,
Jesus died to set you right;
Do not give the dreadful answer,
“I’ll be saved, but not tonight.
Give me just a little longer,
For the world looks now so bright,
When I feel that I am dying
I’ll be saved, but not tonight.”

Chorus:
“Give me just a little longer,
For the world looks now so bright;
When I feel that I am dying
I’ll be saved, but not tonight.”

2 When the judgment overtakes you,
And those words appear in sight,
How they prayed, and pleaded with you,
But you answered, “Not tonight;”
This will be the time, dear sinner,
When you stand on death’s cold brink;
When your soul is lost forever,
Without Christ you’re sure to sink. [Chorus]

3 Oh, how vain is the delusion
That the Lord your time will wait;
Millions now are lost forever,
Just outside the golden gate.
Once like you the Savior bade them
Enter into glorious light,
But like you they softly answered,
“I’ll be saved, but not tonight. [Chorus]

4 Listen, sinner, to the Savior,
Pleading with the erring one,
Listen to His kind entreaties,
Come, ye weary wand’rer, come;
List no longer to the tempter,
To the world his words seem bright;
Answer Jesus, gladly saying,
“I’ll be saved, yes, Lord, tonight.” [Chorus]


Source: Choice Hymns of the Faith #229

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First Line: Say, dear sinner, take salvation
Title: Give Me Just a Little Longer
Refrain First Line: Give me just a little while longer

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