The Gospel

Repent, ye sons of men, repent

Author: J. Hart (1762)
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

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
And dearly bought us with his blood.

3 In guilt’s dark dungeon when we lay,
Mercy cried, “Spare;” and Justice, “Slay.”
But Jesus answered, “Set them free,
And pardon them and punish me.”
Pardon, pardon, pardon, pardon,
And 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,
Will 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 ransom'd all our souls from hell.
Ransom'd, ransom'd, ransom'd ransom'd,
Who ransom'd all our souls from hell

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #837

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: Repent, ye sons of men, repent
Title: The Gospel
Author: J. Hart (1762)
Meter: 5.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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