Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #304: Forever Shall My Fainting Soul

Hymn #303 Hymn #305

The Christian

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304 (L.M.) Anne Steele

Forever shall my fainting soul,

O God, Thy just displeasure mourn;

Thy grievèd Spirit, long withdrawn,

Will it no more to me return?

Once I enjoyed — oh, happy time! —

The heartfelt visits of His grace;

Nor can a thousand varying scenes

The sweet remembrance quite efface.

Important Guest! Thrice happy soul,

While honored with His blest abode!

But, ah! my sins, accursèd things,

Ye grieved, ye chased away my God.

Great Source of light and peace, return,

Nor let me mourn or sigh in vain;

Come, repossess this longing heart

With all the graces of Thy train.

This temple, hallowed by Thine hand,

Once more be with Thy presence blest,

And be Thy grace anew displayed,

And this Thy everlasting rest.

Hymn #303 Hymn #305