The Lord Our Righteousness

Jehovah is my righteousness

Author: J. Hart (1762)
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jehovah is my righteousness;
In him alone I’ll boast;
My tongue his mercy shall confess
Who seeks and saves the lost.

2 When sunk in fears, with anguish pressed,
Bowed down with weighty woe,
My weary soul in him finds rest;
From him my comforts flow.

3 I’ll lay me down, and sweetly sleep,
For I have peace with God;
And when I wake he shall me keep,
Through faith in Jesus’ blood.

4 Ten thousand and ten thousand foes
Shall not my soul destroy;
My God their counsels overthrows,
And turns my grief to joy.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #108

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: Jehovah is my righteousness
Title: The Lord Our Righteousness
Author: J. Hart (1762)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #108

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Hymns, etc. #S72

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The Baptist Hymn Book #310

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