The Death and Excellency of Christ

And did the darling Son of God

Author: J. Hart
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 And did the darling Son of God
For sinners deign to bleed?
The purchase of that precious blood
Must needs be rich indeed.

2 God’s wisdom would not pay for toys
So great a price as this;
’Tis God-like glory, boundless joys;
’Tis unexampled bliss.

3 Saints, raise your expectations high;
Hope all that heaven has good;
The blood of Christ has brought you nigh –
Invaluable blood!

4 Eye has not seen, nor ear has heard,
Nor can the heart conceive,
What blessings are for them prepared
Who in the Lord believe.

5 By others, for their virtue fair,
Let rich rewards be sought;
Give me, my God, to freely share
What thou hast freely bought.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #803b

Author: J. Hart

Hart, Joseph, was born in London in 1712. His early life is involved in obscurity. His education was fairly good; and from the testimony of his brother-in-law, and successor in the ministry in Jewin Street, the Rev. John Hughes, "his civil calling was" for some time "that of a teacher of the learned languages." His early life, according to his own Experience which he prefaced to his Hymns, was a curious mixture of loose conduct, serious conviction of sin, and endeavours after amendment of life, and not until Whitsuntide, 1757, did he realize a permanent change, which was brought about mainly through his attending divine service at the Moravian Chapel, in Fetter Lane, London, and hearing a sermon on Rev. iii. 10. During the next two years ma… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: And did the darling Son of God
Title: The Death and Excellency of Christ
Author: J. Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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