Almost Persuaded

"Almost persuaded" now to believe; "Almost persuaded" Christ to receive

Author: P. P. Bliss (1871)
Tune: [Almost persuaded now to believe] (Bliss)
Published in 610 hymnals

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1 “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.”

2 “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 wand’rer, come.

3 “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.



Source: Sing Joyfully #385

Author: P. P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: "Almost persuaded" now to believe; "Almost persuaded" Christ to receive
Title: Almost Persuaded
Author: P. P. Bliss (1871)
Meter: 9.9.6.6.6.4
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Almost persuaded now to believe. Procrastination. This was suggested by the following passage in a sermon by the Rev. Mr. Brundage, Bliss being present at its delivery:—" He who is almost persuaded is almost saved, but to be almost saved is to be entirely lost."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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The Cyber Hymnal #129
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The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #153
Timeless Truths #489

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #426
Hymns of Faith #327TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #305
Rejoice Hymns #493
Sing Joyfully #385TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #464Audio
Songs of Zion #21
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #275
The Cyber Hymnal #129TextScoreAudio
The New National Baptist Hymnal #144
Timeless Truths #489TextScoreAudio
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