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Deserters, to the camp return

Author: J. Hart
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 Deserters, to the camp return,
Resume your wonted post;
Bewail your crimes, your baseness mourn;
For yet ye are not lost.

2 Yours is a sad a dangerous case;
Be humble, and repent;
Mercy you'll find, though e'er so base,
The moment you relent.

3 Sinners are saved by Jesu's blood,
How vile soe'er thy be;
Eternal life's the gift of God;
And gifts are always free.

4 'Tis not by works of righteousness
Which any man has done;
But God has sent his Son to bless;
Return and kiss the Son.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #859

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: Deserters, to the camp return
Title: Backsliders
Author: J. Hart
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns, etc. #S69

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The Christian's Duty #LXIV

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