Backsliding souls, return to God

Author: J. Hart
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Backsliding souls, return to God;
Your faithful God is gracious still;
Leave the false ways ye long have trod,
For God will your backslidings heal.

2 Your first espousals call to mind;
’Tis time ye should be now reclaimed.
What fruit could ever Christians find
In things whereof they’re now ashamed?

3 The indignation of the Lord
Awhile endure, for ’tis your due;
But firm and steadfast stands his word;
Though you are faithless, he is true.

4 The blood of Christ, a precious blood!
Cleanses from all sin, doubt it not,
And reconciles the soul to God,
From every folly, every fault.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #858

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: Backsliding souls, return to God
Title: Backsliders
Author: J. Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d18

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Baptist Hymn Book #a757

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #226

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d35

Hymns, etc. composed on various subjects #170

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Hymns, etc. #S68

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Hymns #170

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The Baptist Hymn Book #757

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