10 Hear the terms that never vary,
"To repent and to believe;"
Both of these are necessary,
Both from Jesus we receive.
O then sinner duly ponder
These, in thine impartial mind:
And ne'er think to put asunder
What the Lord has wisely join'd.
11 No high words of ready talkers,
No more doctrine will suffice;
Broken hearts and humble walkers,
These are dear in Jesu's eyes.
Tinkling sounds of disputation,
Naked knowledge all re vain,
Ev'ry soul that gains salvation
Must, and shall BE BORN AGAIN.
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 >