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How strange is the course that a Christian must steer

How strange is the course that a Christian must steer

Author: Joseph Hart
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

1 How strange is the course that a christian must steer,
How perplex'd is the path he must tread;
The hope of his happiness rises from fear,
And his life he receives from the dead.

2 His fairest pretentions must wholly be wav'd
And his best resolutions be cross'd,
Nor can he expect to be perfectly sav'd,
Till he finds himself utterly lost.

3 When this is all done and his heart will assur'd,
Of the total remission of sin,
When his pardon is seal'd and peace is procur'd,
From that moment his conflicts begin.

Divine Hymns of Spiritual Songs, 1802

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: How strange is the course that a Christian must steer
Author: Joseph Hart
Language: English

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Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs for ... Religious Assemblies and Private Christians ... 9th ed. #d75

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #d68

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #107

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #394

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Hymns #29

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d154

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1037

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The Camp-Meeting Chorister #276

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The Christian Harmonist #199

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