Charity never faileth

Faith in the bleeding Lamb

Author: J. Hart
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Faith in the bleeding Lamb,
O what a gift is this!
Hope of salvation in his name,
How comfortable ’tis!

2 [Knowledge of what is right,
How God is satisfied,
A foe received a favourite,
An alien made a child;

3 Blessings, my friends, like these,
Are very, very great;
But soon they every one must cease,
Nor are they now complete.

4 Faith will to bliss give place;
In sight we hope shall lose;
For who needs trust for things he has,
Or hope for what he views?

5 The little too that’s known,
Which, children-like, we boast,
Will fade, like glow-worms in the sun,
Or drops in ocean lost.]

6 But love shall still remain,
Its glories cannot cease,
No other change shall that sustain,
Save only to increase.

7 Of all that God bestows,
In earth or heaven above,
The best gift saint or angel knows,
Or e’er will know, is love.

8 [Love all defects supplies,
Makes great obstructions small;
’Tis prayer, ’tis praise, ’tis sacrifice,
’Tis holiness, ’tis all!]

9 Descend, celestial Dove,
With Jesus’ flock abide;
Give us that best of blessings, love,
Whate’er we want beside.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #792

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 >

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First Line: Faith in the bleeding Lamb
Title: Charity never faileth
Author: J. Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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