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In all our worst afflictions

In all our worst afflictions

Author: J. Hart
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 In all our worst afflictions,
When furious foes surround us;
When troubles vex, and fears perplex,
And Satan would confound us;
When foes to God and goodness,
We find ourselves, by feeling,
To do what’s right unable quite,
And almost as unwilling;

2 When, like the restless ocean,
Our hearts cast up uncleanness,
Flood after flood, with mire and mud,
And all is foul within us;
When love is cold and languid,
And different passions shake us;
When hope decays, and God delays,
And seems to quite forsake us;

3 Then to maintain the battle
With soldier-like behaviour;
To keep the field, and never yield,
But firmly eye the Saviour;
To trust his gracious promise,
Thus hard beset with evil,
This, this is faith will conquer death,
And overcome the devil.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #235

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 >

Text Information

First Line: In all our worst afflictions
Author: J. Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #235

Hymns, etc. composed on various subjects #23

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Hymns, etc. #22

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Hymns #23

Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d109

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The Baptist Hymn Book #517

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