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For the Lord's Supper

Lord, send thy Spirit down On babes that long to learn

Author: J. Hart
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Lord, send thy Spirit down
On babes that long to learn;
Open our eyes, and make us wise,
Thy body to discern.

2 ’Tis by thy word we live,
And not by bread alone;
The word of truth from thy blest mouth,
O make it clearly known.

3 With what we have received
Impart thy quickening power;
We would be fed with living bread,
And live for evermore.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #825

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 >

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First Line: Lord, send thy Spirit down On babes that long to learn
Title: For the Lord's Supper
Author: J. Hart
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #825

Hymns, etc. composed on various subjects #124

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Hymns, etc. #S11

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Hymns #124

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