Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #315: Who Can Forbear To Sing

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The Christian

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315 (S.M.) Joseph Swain

Who can forbear to sing,

Who can refuse to praise,

When Zion's high, celestial King

His saving pow'r displays?

When sinners at His feet,

By mercy conquered, fall;

When grace, and truth, and justice, meet,

And peace unites them all:

When the sweet gospel sound

The silver trump of heav'n

Proclaims to contrite souls around

That all their sin's forgiv'n;

When heav'n's expanded gates

Invite the pilgrims' feet,

And Jesus at their entrance waits

To place them on His seat —

Who can forbear to praise

Our high, celestial King,

When sov'reign, rich, redeeming grace

Invites our tongues to sing?

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