Let thoughtless thousands choose the road

Let thoughtless thousands choose the road

Author: Joseph Hoskins
Tune: WAREHAM (Knapp)
Published in 55 hymnals

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1 Though thoughtless thousands choose the road
that leads the soul away from God,
this happiness, dear Lord, be mine:
to live and die entirely thine.

2 In Christ, by faith, I wish to live,
from him my life, my all, receive,
to him devote my fleeting hours,
serve him alone with all my pow'rs.

3 Christ is my everlasting all.
to him I look, on him I call;
he will my ev'ry need supply
in time and through eternity.

4 Soon will the Lord, my life, appear;
soon shall I end my trials here,
leave sin and sorrow, death and pain.
To live is Christ; to die is gain.

5 Soon will the saints in glory meet,
soon walk through ev'ry golden street
and sing on ev'ry blissful plain,
"To live is Christ; to die is gain."

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #718

Author: Joseph Hoskins

Hoskins, Joseph, was born in 1745, but at what place is unknown. He was a Congregational Minister, who for ten years laboured with great success at Castle Green Chapel, Bristol, and died Sept. 28, 1788, aged 43. During the three years previous to his death ho had written 384 hymns, which in the year following, after correction and revision, were published by Messrs. Moody & Bottomley, Congregational Ministers. The book is entitled, Hymns on Select Texts of Scripture and Occasional Subjects (Bristol, 1789). From this work the following hymns are in common use:— 1. Alas! my [the] Lord my Life is gone. Spiritual darkness and death. 2. Great Light of life, Thou nature's Lord. God, the True Light. 3. In Thy great Name, 0 Lord, we… Go to person page >

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First Line: Let thoughtless thousands choose the road
Author: Joseph Hoskins
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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MENDON (17151)



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