The Sinner's Hope

O ye sons of men be wise

Author: J. Hart
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 O ye sons of men, be wise;
Trust no longer dreams and lies.
Out of Christ, almighty power
Can do nothing but devour.

2 God, you say, is good. ’Tis true,
But he’s pure and holy too;
Just and jealous in his ire,
Burning with vindictive fire.

3 [This of old himself declared;
Israel trembled when they heard.
But the proof of proofs indeed
Is, he sent his Son to bleed.

4 When the blessed Jesus died,
God was clearly justified.
Sin to pardon without blood
Never in his nature stood.]

5 Worship God, then, in his Son;
There he’s love and there alone;
Think not that he will, or may,
Pardon any other way.

6 [See the suffering Son of God
Panting, groaning, sweating blood!
Brethren, this had never been
Had not God detested sin.]

7 Be his mercy, therefore, sought
In the way himself has taught;
There his clemency is such,
We can never trust too much.

8 He that better knows than we,
Bids us now to Jesus flee;
Humbly take him at his word,
And your souls shall bless the Lord.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #789

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: O ye sons of men be wise
Title: The Sinner's Hope
Author: J. Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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