Christians, view this solemn scene

Author: J. Hart
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Christians, view this solemn scene,
And if your souls be sad,
Look beyond the cloud between,
And let your hearts be glad.
Never from your memory lose
The resurrection of the just.
Death’s a blessing now to those
Who in our Jesus trust.

2 Deep interred in earth’s dark womb
The mouldering body lies;
But the Christian from the tomb
Shall soon triumphant rise.
Jesus Christ, the righteous Judge,
For all his people’s sins was slain;
Give the Saviour, without grudge,
The purchase of his pain.

3 Now, the grave’s a downy bed,
Embroidered round with blood;
Say not the believer’s dead,
He only rests in God.
Lord, we long to be at home,
Lay down our heads, and sleep in thee;
Come, Lord Jesus, quickly come,
And set thy prisoners free.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #843

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Christians, view this solemn scene
Title: Funeral
Author: J. Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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