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Baptism

Father of heaven, we Thee address

Author: Joseph Hart
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Father of heaven, we thee address;
Obedience is our view;
Accept us in thy Son, and bless
The work we have to do.

2 Jesus, as water well applied
Will make the body clean,
So in the fountain of thy side
Wash thou the soul from sin.

3 Celestial Dove, descend from high,
And on the water brood;
And with thy quickening power apply
The water and the blood.

4 Great God, Three-One, again we call,
And our requests renew;
Accept in Christ, and bless withal
The work we’ve now to do.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #862

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: Father of heaven, we Thee address
Title: Baptism
Author: Joseph Hart
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #78

Hymns, etc. composed on various subjects #173

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Hymns, etc. #S74

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Hymns #173

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The Boston Collection of Sacred and Devotional Hymns #14

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The Christian's Duty #LXXVIII

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The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns #LXXVIII

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