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Pity a helpless sinner, Lord

Pity a helpless sinner, Lord

Author: J. Hart
Published in 29 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Pity a helpless sinner, Lord,
Who would believe thy gracious word!
Owns his heart, with shame and grief,
A sink of sin and unbelief.

2 Lord, in thy house I read there's room;
And vent'ring hard behold I come:
But can there, Saviour! can there be,
Among thy children room for me?

3 I eat the bread, and drink the wine:
But oh! my soul wants more than sign.
I faint; unless I feed on thee
And drink thy blood as shed for me.

4 For sinners, Lord, thou cam'st to bleed:
And I'm a sinner vile indeed!
Lord, I believe thy grace is free;
O! magnify thy grace in me.

Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H66

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Pity a helpless sinner, Lord
Author: J. Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 29 of 29)

A Collection of Divine Hymns from Various Authors #d52

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #592

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCLXXVI

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCLXXVI

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #A51

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d256

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d260

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d243

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Hymns #125

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Pocket Hymns #300

The American Seaman's Hymn Book #d164

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d454

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1156

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The Baptist Hymn Book #749

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CCXXXVII

The Good Old Songs #d448

The Pilgrim's Hymnal. #d162

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The Psalms and Hymns #65

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The Psalms of David #H66

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