TTT-Himnaro Cigneta (al la titolpagxo)


I would, but cannot, sing


Source : Goble 159

  1. I would, but cannot, sing,
    I would, but cannot, pray;
    For Satan meets me when I try,
    And frights my soul away.

  2. I would, but can’t, repent,
    Though I endeavor oft;
    This stony heart can ne’er relent
    Till Jesus makes it soft.
  3. I would, but cannot, love,
    Though loved by love divine;
    No arguments have pow’r to move
    A soul so base as mine.
  4. I would, but cannot, rest
    In God’s most holy will;
    I know what he appoints is best,
    Yet murmur at it still.
  5. Oh, could I but believe!
    Then all would easy be;
    I would, but cannot — Lord, relieve,
    My help must come from thee!
  6. But if indeed I would,
    Though I can nothing do,
    Yet the desire is something good,
    For which my praise is due.
  7. By nature prone to ill,
    Till thine appointed hour,
    I was as destitute of will
    As now I am of power.
  8. Wilt thou not crown at length
    The work thou hast begun?
    And, with the will, afford me strength
    In all thy ways to run?

based on a tune given in The Sound of the Dove, p. 142
"as sung by Elder Eddie Lyle, 24 July 1982,
West Jefferson, North Carolina"
MIDI (melody only) [SD*]

Alternative Melody: ST. THOMAS
Aaron WILLIAMS, 1770

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