So near to the door—the door stood wide!
Close to the port—but not inside!
Near to the fold—yet 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 the point today
Oh, suffer me not to turn away;
Give me no rest till my soul shall be
Within the refuge: Safe in Thee.