Believers own they are but blind

Believers own they are but blind

Author: J. Hart
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Believers own they are but blind;
They know themselves unwise;
But wisdom in the Lord they find,
Who opens all their 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 and drink his blood,
And by and in him live.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #181

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: Believers own they are but blind
Author: J. Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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