So near to the kingdom! Yet what dost thou lack? So near to the kingdom! What keepeth thee back? Renounce every idle, tho' dear it may be, And come to the Saviour now pleading with thee. So near that thou hearest the songs that resound From those who, believing, a pardon have found! So near, yet unwilling to give up thy sin, When Jesus is waiting to welcome thee in! O come, or thy season of grace will be past, The door will be closed and this call be thy last; O where wouldst thou turn if the light should depart That comes from the Spirit, and shines on thy heart? To die with no hope! Hast thou counted the cost? To die out of Christ, and thy soul to be lost! So near to the kingdom! O come, we implore, While Jesus is pleading, come enter the door. CHORUS Pleading with thee, The Saviour is pleading, is pleading with thee.