Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #460: The Unconverted Want To Know

Hymn #459 Hymn #461

The Church

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460 (C.M.) I. T. Saunders

The unconverted want to know

Why we should happy be,

And 'tis to them a myst'ry, too,

The pleasures that we see.

'Tis love that makes communion sweet,

And binds the Church to Christ;

It makes our union all complete —

Because He loved us first.

We love to meet where Christians meet,

To read, and sing, and pray,

In fellowship each other greet,

And there desire to stay.

Our mutual burdens we do bear,

And for each other pray,

And often feel each other's care

While walking in the way.

How good and pleasant 'tis to see

The brethren of one mind!

In sentiment we all agree,

And treat each other kind.

Our exercise we often tell,

And tell how vile we've been;

How Jesus saved our souls from hell,

And put away our sin.

We love to praise the blessèd Lamb

Who bore our sin and pain;

The Son of God became as man,

And for His church was slain.

Hymn #459 Hymn #461