"Almost persuaded" now to believe; "Almost persuaded" Christ to receiveAuthor: P. P. Bliss (1871)
Tune: ALMOST PERSUADED
Published in 579 hymnals
Printable scores: SibeliusAudio files: MIDI
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!
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)
|Instances (3)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Hymns of Faith #327||"Almost persuaded," now to believe||Almost Persuaded||Philip P. Bliss||Philip P. Bliss||Jeremiah 8:20; Acts 24:25; Acts 26:28||["Almost persuaded," now to believe]||F Major or modal||1980|
|Sing Joyfully #385||"Almost persuaded," now to believe||Almost Persuaded||Philip P. Bliss||Philip P. Bliss||["Almost persuaded," now to believe]||F Major||English||1989|
|Songs of Zion #21||“Almost persuaded,” now to believe||1981|