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Faith and Repentance

Come, ye Christians, sing the praises

Author: J. Hart
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 Come, ye Christians, sing the praises
Of your condescending God;
Come and hymn the holy Jesus,
Who has washed us in his blood.
We are poor, and weak, and silly,
And to every evil prone;
Yet our Jesus loves us freely,
And receives us for his own.

2 Though we’re mean in man’s opinion,
He has made us priests and kings;
Power, and glory, and dominion,
To the Lamb the sinner sings.
Leprous souls, unsound and filthy,
Come before him as you are:
’Tis the sick man, not the healthy,
Needs the good Physician’s care.

3 O beware of fondly thinking
God accepts thee for thy tears;
Are the shipwrecked saved by sinking?
Can the ruined rise by fears?
O beware of trust ill-grounded;
’Tis but fancied faith at most,
To be cured, and not be wounded;
To be saved before you’re lost.

4 No big words of ready talkers,
No dry doctrine will suffice;
Broken hearts, and humble walkers,
These are dear in Jesus’ eyes.
Tinkling sounds of disputation,
Naked knowledge, all are vain;
Every soul that gains salvation
Must and shall be born again.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #719

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: Come, ye Christians, sing the praises
Title: Faith and Repentance
Author: J. Hart
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d149

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A Choice Collection of Hymns, in which are some never before printed #CXLVI

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d51

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #719

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S44

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Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #153

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d95

Hymns, etc. composed on various subjects #55

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Hymns, etc. #55

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Hymns #55

Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d57

The Christian Harmony #d35

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #DLXII

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