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Like Bartimeus, we are blind

Like Bartimeus, we are blind

Author: Joseph Hoskins
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Like Bartimeus, we are blind,
Inwrapt in nature's night;
The grossest darkness veils ourmind,
For sin prevents the sight.

2 But lo! the Lord from heaven is come
To open sinners' eyes;
To make his wondrous mercy known,
And heal their maladies.

3 Come then, ye blind, and beg, and pray,
And in the Lord believe;
For who can tell? perhaps to-day
You may your sight receive.

4 Jesus of Naz'reth passeth by--
He is the sinner's friend;
Call on his name, and wait and cry,
He will your suit attend.

5 Should sinners say;, "Hold ye your peace,
"Nor dare to make so free,"
Then cry the more, and never cease,
"Have mercy, Lord, on me."

6 Your worthless garments leave behind;
Go to the Lord of light;
Trust in his name, however blind,
And he will give you sight.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #208

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Like Bartimeus, we are blind
Author: Joseph Hoskins



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Hymns, Selected and Original #208

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