See how the patient Jesus Stands

See how the patient Jesus Stands

Author: Joseph Hart (1739)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 See how patient Jesus stands,
Insulted in his lowest case!
Sinners have bound the almighty hands,
And spit in their Creator's face.

2 With thorns his temples gored and gashed
Send streams of blood from every part:
His back's with knotted scourges lashed,
But sharper scourges tear his heart.

3 Nailed naked to the accursed wood,
Exposed to earth and heaven above,
A spectacle of wounds and blood,
a prodigy of injured love!

4 Hark! how his doleful cries affright
Affected angels, while they view;
His friends forsook him in the night,
And now His God forsakes him, too!

5 Behold that pale, that languid face,
That drooping head, those languid eyes!
Behold in sorrow and disgrace
Our conquering Hero hangs, and dies!

6 Ye that assume His sacred name,
Now tell me, what can all this mean?
What was it bruised God's harmless Lamb,
What was it pierced his soul but sin?

7 Blush, Christian, blush; let shame abound:
If sin affects thee not with woe,
Whatever life is in thee found,
The life of Christ thou dost not know.


Source: Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #172

Author: Joseph 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: See how the patient Jesus Stands
Author: Joseph Hart (1739)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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