Now from the garden to the cross

Now from the garden to the cross

Author: Joseph Hart
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 Now from the garden to the cross,
Let us attend the Lamb of God.
Be all things else accounted dross,
Compared with sin atoning nlood.

2 See, how the patient Jesus stands,
Insulted in his lowest case:
Sinners have bound the Almighty's hands;
And spit in their Creator's face.

3 With thorns his temples gored and gashed,
Send streams of blood from every part.
His back's with knotted scourges lashed:
But sharper scourges tear his heart.

4 Nailed naked to the accursed wood;
Exposed to earth, and heaven above,
A spectacle of wounds and blood;
A prodigy of injured love!

5 Hear how his doleful cries affright
Affected angels, while they view.
His friends forsook him in the night;
And now his God forsakes him too.

6 O what a field of battle's here!
Vengeance and love their powers oppose:
Never was such a mighty pair;
Never were two such desperate foes.

7 Behold that pale, that languid face,
That drooping head, those cold dead eyes!
Behold, in sorrow and disgrace,
Our conquering Hero hangs and dies!

8 Ye that assume his sacred name,
Now tell me, what can all this mean?
What was it bruised God's harmless Lamb!
What was it pierced his soul, but sin?

9 Blush, Christian, blush; let shame abound,
If sin affects thee not with woe,
Whatever spirit's in thee found,
Christ's Spirit thou didst never know.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

Author: Joseph 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: Now from the garden to the cross
Author: Joseph Hart
Language: English

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A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #176Page Scan
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #197Page Scan
General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d216
Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d226
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d321
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #198Page Scan
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d166
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d180
Hymns: composed on various subjects (4th ed., Rev. and Corr.) #63Page Scan
Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d181
Songs of Zion: Being a Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the Pious of All Denominations. Third ed. #d62
The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #CXCVIIPage Scan
The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CXCVIITextPage Scan
The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #104Page Scan



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