Blessed Martha love and joy expressed

Blessed Martha love and joy expressed

Author: John Newton
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Blessed Martha love and joy expressed,
To entertain her heavenly guest;
While Mary, ravished with her Lord,
Sat at his feet, and heard his word.

2 True love divine, in both the same,
Let each to glorify his name;
Each met her Lord with joyful heart,
"But Mary chose the better part."

3 While one prepared her earthly bread,
The other wanted to be fed;
One toiled with care to spread a feast,
The other leaned on Jesu's breast.

4 Both met the favor of their Lord,
His grace for each prepared a word;
While Mary drank full droughts of love,
Grace, careful Martha, did reprove.

5 Thus Christians with the world are vexed,
Oft are encumbered and perplexed;
Vain tribes so engross their thought,
The one thing needful is forgot.

6 Teach us, dear Lord, that part to choose,
Which through thy grace we ne'er shall lose;
Then could we call the world our own,
We'd leave it all to see thy throne.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Blessed Martha love and joy expressed
Author: John Newton
Language: English



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