Blest God, that once in fiery tongues

Blest God, that once in fiery tongues

Author: J. Hart
Published in 2 hymnals

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4 Bless'd God, that once in fiery tongues
Cam'st down in open view,
Come, visit ev'ry heart that longs
To entertain thee too.

5 And tho' not like a mighty wind,
Nor with a rushing noise;
May we thy calmer comforts find,
And hear thy still small voice.

6 Not for the gift of tongues we pray;
Nor pow'r the sick to heal;
Give wisdom to direct our way;
And strength to do thy will.

7 We pray to be renew'd within,
And reconcil'd to God;
To have our conscience wash'd from sin
In the Redeemer's blood.

8 We pray to have our faith increas'd;
And, O celestial dove!
We pray to be completely blest
With that rich blessing, love.

Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H81.II

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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Author: J. Hart
Copyright: Public Domain

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