Almost persuaded

“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 wand’rer, come!
Oh, be persuaded! Christ never fails—
Oh, be persuaded! His blood avails—
  Can save from every sin,
  Cleanse you without, within—
  Will you not let Him in?
    Open the door!
“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!”
Be now persuaded, oh, sinner, hear!
Be now persuaded, Jesus is near;
  His voice is pleading still,
  Turn now with heart and will,
  Peace will your spirit fill—
    Oh, turn today!
Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Bliss was inspired to write this hymn after hearing a message on Acts 26:28, where Agrippa tells Paul he is almost persuaded. The preacher said, "He who is almost persuaded is almost saved, but to be almost saved is to be entirely lost." - Songs of the Spirit by Martin

Francis Odudu

London, United Kingdom

What a glorious hymn. Very persuasive. Oh that every soul would be fully persuaded to follow my Saviour and Bishop of my soul - the Lord Jesus Christ, today. I was born in July 1978 and He has kept me since then. Praise God!

Keith Mayhew

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

What a wonderful hymn. It brings back memory of my conversion on the 24 August 1958.

Oliver Wyncoll


What a great hymn full of so many Biblical phrases

calling the sinner not to delay. O that we could have

the same persuasion with sinners to repent.

Paul Kerslake


Almost persuaded, how many times have I gone through my life and been almost persuaded but praise my Saviour like the one in God's word I can say I am fully persuaded.

Hosea Tulole


Because Jesus is the Saviour and Deliverer of my troubles.