Not Tonight

Tho’ you’ve wandered, poor sinner

Author: Stella May Thompson
Tune: [Though you've wandered, poor sinner]
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1 Tho’ you’ve wandered, poor sinner,
Away from the light,
The Redeemer will welcome you home;
But you list to the tempter
And say, "Not tonight,
In the future some time I will come."

"Not tonight, I will wait,
For the pathway of sin seems so bright;
It will not be too late;
Yes, some time I will come—
Not tonight."

2 You have only to come
And His blessings receive,
For He’s ready just now to forgive;
Will you speak, "Not tonight,"
And your Savior still grieve,
And away from His refuge e’er live? [Refrain]

3 There’s a time for repentance,
But soon ’twill have passed,
O dear sinner, what then will you do?
Your decision tonight
Will bring sorrow at last,
When there’ll be no redemption for you. [Refrain]

4 "Not tonight," you may say
In defiance, O soul,
And believe there’s no risk in delay;
But when furious billows
Of death o’er you roll,
For His mercy you cannot then pray! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12479

Author: Stella May Thompson

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Text Information

First Line: Tho’ you’ve wandered, poor sinner
Title: Not Tonight
Author: Stella May Thompson
Source: New Songs of Praise by Alfred E. Helton et al. (Lenoir, NC: Teachers' Music Publishing Company, 1913)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Not tonight, I will wait
Copyright: Public Domain


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