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And now the work is done

And now the work is done

Author: J. Hart
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 And now the work is done,
Without much pains or cost;
The author’s merit’s none,
And therefore none his boast;
He only claims whate’er’s amiss;
Alas! how large a share is his!

2 Some time it took to beat
And hunt for tinkling sound;
But the rich savoury meat
Was very quickly found;
For every truly Christian thought
Was by the God of Isaac brought.

3 May he that sings or reads
That precious blessing know
That comes by Jacob’s kids,
And not from Esau’s bow.
O bring no price! God’s grace is free
To Paul, to Magdalene, to me!

4 Glory to God alone
(Let man forbear to boast),
To Father, and to Son,
And to the Holy Ghost:
Eternal life’s the gift of God;
The Lamb procured it by his blood.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #817

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 >

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First Line: And now the work is done
Author: J. Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #817

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