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How high a privilege 'tis to know

How high a privilege 'tis to know

Author: J. Hart
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 How high a privilege ’tis to know
Our sins are all forgiven;
To bear about this pledge below,
This special grant of heaven!

2 To look on this when sunk in fears,
While each repeated sight,
Like some reviving cordial, cheers,
And makes temptations light!

3 O what is honour, wealth, or mirth,
To this well-grounded peace?
How poor are all the goods of earth,
To such a gift as this!

4 This is a treasure rich indeed,
Which none but Christ can give;
Of this the best of men have need;
This I, the worst, receive.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #107

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: How high a privilege 'tis to know
Author: J. Hart
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #107

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #89

Hymns, etc. composed on various subjects #99

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Hymns, etc. #102

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Hymns #99

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The Baptist Hymn Book #263

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