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
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #54||Bless'd Martha love and joy express'd||Bless'd Martha love and joy express'd||1816|
|The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #194||Blest Martha love and joy expressed||Blest Martha love and joy expressed||John Newton||1810|
|The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CXCIV||Chrstians endangered by the cares of the world||Bless'd Martha love and joy express'd||L. M.||Luke 10:38-42||1799||World | Danger of missing|
|The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CXCIV||Chrstians endangered by the cares of the world||Bless'd Martha love and joy express'd||L. M.||Luke 10:38-42||1802||World | Danger of missing|