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 lingering 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,