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Decide Tonight

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1 Some go away from the house to-night,
Purified from sin;
Others reject the precious light,
and go away unclean;
Lovingly still the Savior stands,
Pleading with thy heart;
Patiently knocks with His bleeding hands,
Unwilling to depart.

Going away from Christ to-night,
Away from His loving care;
Going away from blessed light,
To darkness and despair.

2 Some will go out form the house to-night,
Harden'd by delay,
Yielding to satan's luring snare,
Will hopeless turn away;
Nevermore shall the Spirit plead
At the bolted door;
Now is the hour of thy soul's great need,
'T is now or nevermore. [Chorus]

3 Some will go out from the house to-night,
Full of trust in God,
Happy in heart, made pure and white,
By Jesus' precious blood;
Go not away, poor wand'rer stay
Till thou too art free!
Walking with Christ life's happy way,
Most blessed shalt thou be. [Chorus]

4 Waiting a moment more for thee,
Jesus still entreats;
Soon will the knocking ended be,
That now thy closed heart beats,
Stay, sinner, stay at Mercy's door,
Seek the open gate;
Sinner, decide, lest hope be o'er,
And thou shouldst be too late. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #110

Author: William A. Spencer

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Text Information

First Line: Some go away from the house tonight
Title: Decide Tonight
Author: William A. Spencer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Going away from Christ tonight
Publication Date: 1878
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #110TextPage Scan
Golden Sheaves No. 1 #d118
Good Will : A Collection of New Music for Sabbath Schools and Gospel Meetings #65Page Scan
Good Will: A collection of New Music for Sabbath Schools and Gospel Meetings (Enlarged) #65Page Scan
Gospel Gems #d146
Gospel Melodies #d161
Gospel Tent Hymns #d158
Gospel Trio of Sacred Song for Gospel Meetings, Christian Associations and Young People's Societies for Christian Work #136Page Scan
Hallowed Hymns #d203
Hymns New and Old, Revised #d183
Popular Hymns No. 3 #d193
Popular Selections from Hymns New and Old #d71
Prayerful Praises. 5th ed. #d136
Songs of Calvary and Pentecost #d120
Songs of Perfect Love #71Page Scan
Songs of the New Life with Songs of Redeeming Love Combined: for use in gospel meetings, etc. #69Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Gospel Meetings and the Sunday School #47Page Scan
Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #177Page Scan
The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d318
The Gospel Call: choice songs for revivals, Sunday-schools and the church #105Page Scan
The Revival Wave: A Book of Revival Hymns and Music #135Page Scan
Unfading Treasures: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Epworth Leagues, endeavor societies, pastors, evangelists, choristers, etc. #98Page Scan