But Thou Shalt Know Hereafter

Righteous are the works of God

Author: J. Hart (1759)
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Righteous are the works of God;
All his ways are holy;
Just his judgments, fit his rod
To correct our folly.

2 All his dealings wise and good,
Uniform, though various;
Though they seem, by reason viewed,
Cross, or quite contrarious.

3 These are truths, and happy he
Who can well receive them;
Brethren, though we cannot see,
Still we should believe them.

4 Why through darksome paths we go,
We may know no reason;
Yet we shall hereafter know,
Each in his due season.

5 Could we see how all is right,
Where were room for credence?
But by faith, and not by sight,
Christians yield obedience.

6 Let all fruitless searches go,
Which perplex and tease us;
We determine nought to know,
But a bleeding Jesus.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #315

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: Righteous are the works of God
Title: But Thou Shalt Know Hereafter
Author: J. Hart (1759)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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