Believers own they are but blind

Believers own they are but blind

Author: Joseph Hart
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 Believers own they are but blind
They know themselves unwise:
But wisdom in the Lord they find,
Who opens all our eyes.

2 Unrighteous are they all, when tried;
But God himself declares,
In Jesus they are justified;
His righteousness is theirs.

3 That we're unholy needs no proof;
We sorely feel the fall:
But Christ has holiness enough
To sanctify us all.

4 Exposed by sin to God's just wrath,
We look to Christ and view
Redemption in his blood by faith;
And full redemption too.

5 Some this, some that, good virtue teach,
To rectify the soul;
But we first after Jesus reach,
And richly grasp the whole.

6 To Jesus joined we all that's good,
From him our head, derive;
We eat his flesh, we drink his blood,
And by and in him live.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

Author: Joseph 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: Believers own they are but blind
Author: Joseph Hart
Language: English

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Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d38

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