1. Repent, ye sons of men, repent.
Hear the good tidings God has sent.
Of sinners saved, and sins forgiven.
And beggars raised to reign in heaven.
Beggars, beggars, beggars, beggars, beggars
Raised to reign in heaven.
2. God sent his Son to die for us,
Die to redeem us from the curse.
He took our weakness; bore our load;
And dearly bought us with his Blood.
Dearly, dearly, dearly, dearly, dearly
Bought us with his blood.
3. In guilt’s dark dungeon when we lay,
Mercy cried, Spare, and Justice, Stay;
But Jesus answered, Set them free;
And pardon them, and punish me.
Pardon, pardon, pardon, pardon, pardon
Them and punish me.
4. Salvation is of God alone;
Life everlasting in his Son:
And he, that gave his Son to bleed.
Will freely give us all we need,
Freely, freely, freely, freely, freely
Give us all we need.
5. Believe the Gospel; and rejoice.
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice.
His goodness praise; his wonders tell,
Who ransomed all our souls from hell.
Ransomed, ransomed, ransomed, ransomed, ransomed
All our souls from hell.
Joseph Hart, Hymns Composed on Various Subjects, Supplement 1762, Hymn 37.
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 >