Fixed was the eternal state of man

Author: W. Tucker
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Fixed was the eternal state of man,
Ere time its rapid course began;
Appointed, by God’s firm decree,
To endless joy or misery.

2 Fixed was the vast eternal deep
Between the goats and chosen sheep;
Nor can a union e’er take place
’Twixt heirs of wrath and heirs of grace.

3 [Yet erring men make much ado,
And strive to force a passage through;
But, ah! what vain attempt is this,
To strive to ford that deep abyss!]

4 All glory to the great I AM,
Who chose me in the blessed Lamb;
Whilst millions of the human race
Will never know or taste his grace;

5 And blessings on atoning blood,
By which I’m reconciled to God;
And praise be to the Spirit given,
Who frees from sin and leads to heaven.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #78

Author: W. Tucker

William Tucker was born at Chard, Somerset, March 27th, 1731. His parents were members of the Church of England. After hearing George Whitefield in London, he grey daily more and more acquainted with the plague of his heart, the spirituality of God's law, and the unsearchable riches of his grace. He worked in Chard as a cutler and iron monger and joined the Baptist church. He wrote a variety of pieces including "Predestination Calmly Considered," "Arminianism Dissected" and articles against Pre-Existerianism. as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro from Memoirs of the Principal Hymn-writers and Compilers of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries (4th ed.) by John Gadsby (London: John Gadsby) Go to person page >

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First Line: Fixed was the eternal state of man
Title: Predestination
Author: W. Tucker
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #78

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