Bleeding hearts defiled by sin

Bleeding hearts defiled by sin

Author: Thomas Hastings
Published in 43 hymnals

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1 Bleeding hearts defiled by sin,
Jesus Christ can make, can make you clean;
Contrite souls with guilt oppressed,
Jesus Christ can give, can give you rest.

Refrain:
Sweet Redeemer from above,
Born on wings, on wings of love.

2 You that mourn your follies past,
Precious hours and years, and years laid waste,
Turn to God, O turn and live,
Jesus Christ can still, can still forgive. [Refrain]

3 Fainting souls in peril's hour,
Yield not to, not to the Tempter's pow'r,
On the risen Lord rely,
Jesus Christ now reigns, now reigns on high. [Refrain]

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #497

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

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