God is Holy

God is a high and holy God

Author: J. Hart
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 God is a high and holy God,
Eternally the same;
Holiness is his blest abode,
And holy is his name.

2 The holy Father, Holy Ghost,
Men readily will own;
But ’tis a blessing few can boast,
To know the holy Son.

3 [With hearts of flint, and fronts of brass,
Some talk of Christ their Head;
And make the living Lord, alas!
Companion with the dead.

4 Familiar freedom, luscious names,
To Christ some fondly use;
Visions of wonder, flashy frames,
Are others’ utmost views.

5 By things like these men often run
To this or that extreme;
But that man truly knows the Son
Who loves to live like him.]

6 Lord, help us by thy mighty power
To gain our constant view;
Which is, that we may know thee more,
And more resemble too.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #855

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: God is a high and holy God
Title: God is Holy
Author: J. Hart
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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