At Dismission

Representative Text

1. Dismiss us with thy blessing, Lord,
Help us to feed upon thy word.
All that has been amiss, forgive:
And let thy truth within us live.

2. Though we are guilty, thou art good;
Wash all our works in Jesus' blood.
Give every fettered soul release;
And bid us all depart in peace.

Hart, Joseph. 1759. Hymns, etc., Composed on Various Subjects. London: M. Lewis. Second Edition, 1769, Hymn LXXVIII, p. 216.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Dismiss us with Thy blessing, Lord, Help us to feed upon Thy word
Title: At Dismission
Original Language: English
Author: Joseph Hart (1759)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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