The Saint's Inheritance

Perfect holiness of spirit, Saints above

Author: J. Hart (1759)
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Perfect holiness of spirit,
Saints above,
full of love,
With the Lamb inherit.

2 This inheritance, believer,
Faith alone
makes thy own,
Safe and sure for ever.

3 True, ’twas thine from everlasting,
But the bliss
of it is
Known to thee by tasting.

4 Though thou here receive but little;
Scarce enough
for the proof
Of thy proper title;

5 Urge thy claim through all unfitness;
Sue it out,
spurning doubt;
The Holy Ghost’s thy witness.

6 Cite the will of his own sealing;
Title good,
signed with blood,
Valid and unfailing.

7 When thy title thou discernest,
Humbly then
sue again
For continual earnest

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #484

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: Perfect holiness of spirit, Saints above
Title: The Saint's Inheritance
Author: J. Hart (1759)
Meter: 8.3.3.6
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #484

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Hymns, etc. #68

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1277

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