Father, before we hence depart

Father, before we hence depart

Author: Joseph Hart
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Father, before we hence depart
Send thy good Spirit down;
Let him reside in every heart,
And bless the seed that's sown.

2 Thou fountain of eternal love!
Who gav'st thy Son to die;
O let thy spirit from above,
Enlighten and apply.

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #LXVIII

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 >

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