Almost”

"ALMOST thou persuadest me.”
"Thou art NOT FAR from the kingdom.”
"Behold, NOW is the accepted time.”
SO NEAR the door—and the door stood wide!
CLOSE to the port—but not inside!
NEAR to the fold but not within!
ALMOST resolved to give up sin!—
ALMOST persuaded to count the cost!
ALMOST a Christian—and yet lost!
Savior, I come, I cry unto Thee,
Oh let not these words be true of me.
I want to come to Thee today
Oh suffer me not to turn away
Give me no rest till my soul shall be
WITHIN THE REFUGE! SAFE IN THEE!