By what amazing ways

By what amazing ways

Author: Joseph Hart
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. By what amazing ways,
The Lord vouchafes t'explain
The wonders of his sovereign grace
Towards the sons of men!

2 He shows us first, how foul
Our nature's made by sin;
Then teaches the believing soul
The way to make it clean.

3 Our baptism first declares,
What need we've all to cleanse;
Then shows that Christ to all God's heirs
Can purity dispense.

4 Water the body laves:
And, if 'tis done by faith,
The blood of Jesus surely saves
The sinful soul from death.

5 Water no man denies:
But, brethren, rest not there:
'Tis faith in Christ that justifies
And makes the conscience clear.

6 Baptiz'd into his death,
We rise to life divine.
The Holy Spirit works the faith;
And water is the sign.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

Author: Joseph 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: By what amazing ways
Author: Joseph Hart
Language: English

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