|Short Name:||Joseph Hoskins|
|Full Name:||Hoskins, Joseph 1745-1788|
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)||As||Instances|
|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 guilt||Haskins (Author)||7|
|Behold! behold! the Lamb of God, On the cross, on the cross||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||72|
|Behold the gift of God, Sinner [sinners] adore his name||Hoskins (Author)||31|
|Gracious Father, gracious Lord||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||10|
|Great Light of life, thou nature's Lord||Hoskins (Author)||7|
|How much the drooping hearts revive||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||11|
|How much the hearts of those revive||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||14|
|In thy great name, O Lord, we come||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||109|
|It shall be well, let sinners know, With those who love the Lord||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||16|
|It shall be well, let Zion know||Hoskins (Author)||2|
|Jehovah's grace, how full, how free||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||10|
|Let hypocrites attend||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||7|
|Let thoughtless thousands choose the road||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||34|
|Like Bartimeus, we are blind||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||9|
|Lord, we adore thy matchless ways||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||19|
|Most gracious Father, God of all||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||10|
|None that embark at God's command||Hoskins (Author)||6|
|Now let my soul with wonder trace||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||16|
|O how the hearts of those revive||Hoskins (Author)||7|
|O how the joyful hearts revive||Hoskins (Author)||2|
|On Christ by faith I fain would live||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||2|
|On Christ by faith my soul would live||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||2|
|Our nature's totally depraved||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||6|
|Prisoner [Prisoners] of sin and Satan too||Hoskins (Author)||17|
|Religion's form is vain||Hoskins (Author)||13|
|Sailors to Jesus now draw near||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||2|
|Seamen, this solemn truth regard||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||2|
|Sinners, behold the Lamb of God||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||32|
|Sinners, this solemn truth regard||Hoskins (Author)||63|
|The time is short ere all that live||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||5|
|The time is short sinners beware||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||25|
|The time is short the season near||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||41|
|Though winds may blow and storms may rise||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||3|
|Today the Savior rose||Hoskins (Author)||19|
|We bless the Father's name||Hoskins (Author)||1|
|What language now salutes the ear||Hoskins (Author)||16|
|What must I do, the jailor cries||Joseph Hoskins (Author)||8|
|Wisdom divine lifts up her voice||Hoskins (Author)||6|
|Ye mourning souls, dry up your tears||Hoskins (Author)||13|