Why not To-night?

Two more words in the process of being formed from two others; “tonight” and “to-morrow”.

Verse 1:
Oh! do not let the Word depart,
And close thine eyes against the light;
Poor sinner, harden not thy heart;
Thou would’st be saved–Why not to-night?

Refrain:
Why not to-night? Why not to-night?
Thou would’st be saved–Why not to-night?
Why not to-night? Why not to-night?
Thou would’st be saved–Why not to-night?

Verse 2:
To-morrow’s sun may never rise,
To bless thy long deluded sight;
This is the time! Oh, then be wise!
Thou would’st be saved–Why not to-night?

Verse 3:
The world has nothing left to give–
It has no new, no pure delight;
Oh, try the life which Christians live!
Thou would’st be saved–Why not to-night?

Verse 4:
Our blessed Lord refuses none
Who would to Him their souls unite;
Then be the work of grace begun!
Thou would’st be saved–Why not to-night?

Eliza Reed/Ira D. Sankey

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