Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #639: There Is A Period Known To God

Hymn #638 Hymn #640

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639 (L.M.) John Kent

There is a period known to God,

When all His sheep redeemed by blood

Shall leave the hateful ways of sin,

Turn to the fold, and enter in.

At peace with hell, with God at war,

In sin's dark maze they wander far,

Indulge their lusts and still go on

As far from God as sheep can run.

But see how heav'n's indulgent care

Attends their wand'rings here and there,

Still near at hand, where'er they stray,

With piercing thorns to hedge their way.

When wisdom calls they stop their ear,

And headlong urge the mad career;

Judgments nor mercies ne'er can sway

Their roving feet to wisdom's way.

Glory to God — they ne'er shall rove

Beyond the limits of His love;

Fenced with Jehovah's "shalls" and "wills,"

Firm as the everlasting hills.

Th'appointed time rolls on apace,

Not to promise, but call by grace,

To change the heart, renew the will,

And turn their feet to Zion's hill.

Hymn #638 Hymn #640