(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)
“Almost persuaded” now to believe
“Almost persuaded” Christ to receive:
Seems now some soul to say, “Go Spirit, go Thy way,
Some more convenient day On Thee I’ll call.”
“Almost persuaded” come, come today;
“Almost persuaded” turn not away.
Jesus invites you here, Angels are ling’ring near,
Prayers rise from hearts so dear, O wanderer, come.
“Almost persuaded,” harvest is past!
“Almost persuaded,” doom comes at last!
“Almost” cannot avail, “almost” is but to fail!
Sad, sad, that bitter wail, “Almost,” but lost!