O Why Not Tonight?

I
O Do not let thy Lord depart,
And close thine eyes against the light;
Poor sinner, harden not thy heart;
Thou wouldst be saved, why not tonight?

II
Tomorrow’s sun may never rise
To bless thy long deluded sight;
This is the time, O then, be wise;
Thou wouldst be saved, why not tonight?

III
Our God in pity lingers still;
O wilt thou thus his love requite?
Renounce at length thy stubborn will;
Thou wouldst be saved, why not tonight?

IV
Our blessed Lord refuses none
Who would to him their souls unite;
Then be the work of grace begun;
Thou wouldst be saved, why not tonight?