13976. Can Sinners Hope For Heaven?

1 Can sinners hope for Heav’n,
Who love this world so well?
Or dream of future happiness
While on the road to hell?

2 None shall hosannas sing,
With an unhallowed tongue;
Nor palms adorn the guilty hand
Which does its neighbor wrong.

3 Ne’er can sin’s downward way
Lead up to Zion’s hill;
Nor those expect with God to reign
Who disregard His will.

4 Thy grace, O God, alone,
Can a good hope afford;
The pardoned and renewed shall see
The glory of the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Can sinners hope for Heav’n
Title: Can Sinners Hope For Heaven?
Author: Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795 (alt.)
Language: English
Source: Hymns Adapted to Public Worship by R. Hall (London: Burton & Briggs, 1817)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: OLMUTZ by Lowell Mason, SHERMAN from "Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book"
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Barnby (1887)
Meter: SM
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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