Our Jesus is the Christian's hope

Author: Richard Burnham
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Our Jesus is the God of hope;
He works it by his power;
It holds the weak believer up,
In the distressing hour.

2 The darkest cloud hope pierces through,
And waits upon the Lord,
Expects to prove that all is true
Throughout the sacred word.

3 True hope looks out for blessing great;
And, though they’re long delayed,
Yet hope’s determined still to wait,
Until they are conveyed.

4 Hope long will wait, and wait again,
And ne’er can give it up,
Till the blest Lamb, who once was slain,
Appears the God of hope.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #244

Author: Richard Burnham

Burnham, Richard, b. 1749, d. 1810, was for many years pastor of a Baptist Church in London, first in Little Chapel Street, and afterwards in Grafton Street, Soho. He is said to have been an excellent preacher. His hymns, 452 in all, were published as follows:— New Hymns on Divers Subjects, Lond., Gilbert and Plummer, 1783. This contained 141 hymns. A 2nd edition with 74 additional hymns as New Hymns on Various Subjects (same publishers), 1785. To this was added New Hymns on Divine Love, chiefly designed for Love Feasts or Christian Societies (25 hymns and 2 poetical pieces), Lond., W. Smith, but no date (cir. 1787). The 3rd edition of the Hymns, &c, is dated 1794, the 4th 1796, and the 5th, 1803. This last contains 452 hymns. In additio… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Our Jesus is the Christian's hope
Title: Hope
Author: Richard Burnham
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #244

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #215

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The Baptist Hymn Book #574

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