How wondrous are the works of God

How wondrous are the works of God

Author: Joseph Hart
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 How wondrous are the works of God,
Displayed through all the world abroad!
Immensely great! Immensely small!
Yet one strange work exceeds them all.

2 He formed the sun, fair fount of light;
The moon, and stars to rule the night;
But night, and stars, and moon, and sun,
Are little works compared with one.

3 He rolled the seas and spread the skies;
Made valleys sink and mountains rise;
The meadows clothed with native green;
And bade the rivers glide between.

4 But what are seas, or skies, or hills;
Or verdant vales,or gliding rills,
To wonders man was born to prove?
The wonders of redeeming love!

5 'Tis far beyond what words express,
What saints can feel,or angels guess;
Angels, that hymn the great I Am,
Fall down and veil before the Lamb.

6 The highest heavens are short of this,
'Tis deeper then than the vast abyss,
'Tis more than thought can e'er conceive,
Or hope expect, or faith believe.

7 Almighty God sighed human breath,
The Lord of life experienced death;
How it was done we can't discuss;
But this we know, 'twas done for us.

8 Blest with this faith then let us raise
Our hearts in love, our voice in praise,
All things to us must work for good,
For whom the Lord hath shed his blood.

9 Trials may press of every sort;
They may be sore; they must be shore,
We now believe but soon shall view,
The greatest glories God can show.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

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 wondrous are the works of God
Author: Joseph Hart
Language: English

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d157

Page Scan

Christ in Song #422

Page Scan

Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #96

Page Scan

Hymns: composed on various subjects (4th ed., Rev. and Corr.) #22

Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d102

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements