140 - Oh, why not tonight?
 
1 Oh, do not let the Word depart,
And close thine eyes against the light;
Poor sinner, harden not your heart,
Be saved, oh, tonight.
 
Refrein Oh, why not tonight?
Oh, why not tonight? Why not tonight?
Oh, why not tonight?
Why not tonight? Why not tonight?
Wilt thou be saved?
Wilt thou be saved? Wilt thou be saved?
Then why not tonight?
Then why not, oh, why not tonight?
 
2 Tomorrow's sun may never rise
To bless thy long-deluded sight;
This is the time, oh, then be wise,
Be saved, oh, tonight.
 
3 Our Lord in pity lingers still,
And wilt thou thus His love requite?
Renounce at once thy stubborn will,
Be saved, oh, tonight.
 
4 Our blessed Lord refuses none
Who would to Him their souls unite;
Believe on Him, the work is done,
Be saved, oh, tonight.
 
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Tekst: Elizabeth H. Reed
Muziek: J. Calvin Bushey
Nederlandse vertaling: Glorieklokkenbundel - lied 25 - Waarom niet vandaag?
Schrift: Marcus 13:35