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Joseph Hoskins

Short Name: Joseph Hoskins
Full Name: Hoskins, Joseph 1745-1788
Birth Year: 1745
Death Year: 1788

Hoskins, Joseph, was born in 1745, but at what place is unknown. He was a Congregational Minister, who for ten years laboured with great success at Castle Green Chapel, Bristol, and died Sept. 28, 1788, aged 43. During the three years previous to his death ho had written 384 hymns, which in the year following, after correction and revision, were published by Messrs. Moody & Bottomley, Congregational Ministers. The book is entitled, Hymns on Select Texts of Scripture and Occasional Subjects (Bristol, 1789). From this work the following hymns are in common use:—
1. Alas! my [the] Lord my Life is gone. Spiritual darkness and death.
2. Great Light of life, Thou nature's Lord. God, the True Light.
3. In Thy great Name, 0 Lord, we come. Divine Worship.
4. 0 how the hearts of those revive. Joy in Salvation.
5. Prisoners of sin and Satan too. Hope.
6. Saviour of sinners, deign to shine. Christ's light desired.
7. The time is short, ere all that live. Shortness of Time.
Hoskins's hymns are said to have been greatly esteemed by his friends and hearers, but they have little poetic merit. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology


Hoskins, J., p. 535, ii. Additional pieces from his Hymns, &c, 1789, in common use, in America include:— (1) "Let thoughtless thousands choose the road" (Life in Christ), p. 312; (2) "To-day the Saviour rose" (Easter), p. 364; (3) "Behold, behold the Lamb of God" (Invitation!), p. 242.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II


Hoskins, Joseph, pp. 535, ii., 1571, ii. The following additional hymns by Hoskins are in The New Psalms and Hymns (Presbyterian), Richmond, Va., 1901:—
1. It shall be well, let sinners know. The Promises of God.
2. Sinners, behold the Lamb of God. The Atonement; and in the Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes ... of the Evang. Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, 1899:—
3. On Christ, by faith, my soul would live, from "Let thoughtless thousands," &c. p. 1571, ii. These hymns are from his Hymns, &c, 1789. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Texts by Joseph Hoskins (40)sort descendingAsInstances
看哪!看哪,神的羔羊!(Kàn nǎ! Kàn nǎ, shén de gāoyáng!)Joseph Hoskins (Author)2
Behold, behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away our guiltHaskins (Author)7
Behold! behold! the Lamb of God, On the cross, on the crossJoseph Hoskins (Author)72
Behold the gift of God, Sinner [sinners] adore his name Hoskins (Author)31
Gracious Father, gracious LordJoseph Hoskins (Author)10
Great Light of life, thou nature's LordHoskins (Author)7
How much the drooping hearts reviveJoseph Hoskins (Author)11
How much the hearts of those reviveJoseph Hoskins (Author)14
In thy great name, O Lord, we comeJoseph Hoskins (Author)109
It shall be well, let sinners know, With those who love the LordJoseph Hoskins (Author)16
It shall be well, let Zion knowHoskins (Author)2
Jehovah's grace, how full, how freeJoseph Hoskins (Author)10
Let hypocrites attendJoseph Hoskins (Author)7
Let thoughtless thousands choose the roadJoseph Hoskins (Author)34
Like Bartimeus, we are blindJoseph Hoskins (Author)9
Lord, we adore thy matchless waysJoseph Hoskins (Author)19
Most gracious Father, God of allJoseph Hoskins (Author)10
None that embark at God's commandHoskins (Author)6
Now let my soul with wonder traceJoseph Hoskins (Author)16
O how the hearts of those reviveHoskins (Author)7
O how the joyful hearts revive Hoskins (Author)2
On Christ by faith I fain would liveJoseph Hoskins (Author)2
On Christ by faith my soul would liveJoseph Hoskins (Author)2
Our nature's totally depravedJoseph Hoskins (Author)6
Prisoner [Prisoners] of sin and Satan tooHoskins (Author)17
Religion's form is vainHoskins (Author)13
Sailors to Jesus now draw nearJoseph Hoskins (Author)2
Seamen, this solemn truth regardJoseph Hoskins (Author)2
Sinners, behold the Lamb of GodJoseph Hoskins (Author)32
Sinners, this solemn truth regardHoskins (Author)63
The time is short ere all that liveJoseph Hoskins (Author)5
The time is short sinners bewareJoseph Hoskins (Author)25
The time is short the season nearJoseph Hoskins (Author)41
Though winds may blow and storms may riseJoseph Hoskins (Author)3
Today the Savior roseHoskins (Author)19
We bless the Father's nameHoskins (Author)1
What language now salutes the earHoskins (Author)16
What must I do, the jailor criesJoseph Hoskins (Author)8
Wisdom divine lifts up her voiceHoskins (Author)6
Ye mourning souls, dry up your tearsHoskins (Author)13

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