Suffer the Word of Exhortation

Take heed, ye Christians, how ye hear

Author: J. Hart
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Take heed, ye Christians, how he hear,
Pay every truth respect.
The word of exhortation hear;
Not treat with cold neglect.

2 Despise not those that would you warn.
Remember, this is true;
He that his duty will not learn,
His duty will not do.

3 Who slights, in any part, God's word,
Shows a too haughty look.
The slothful soul will not be stirred,
Nor scorners hear rebuke.

4 better's a babe that would be wise
Than those who mind hight things!
Whose long profession scorns advice,
Those old and foolish kings.

5 Lord, let me not, by pride enticed,
Thy precepts count a load;
Help me to keep the faith of Christ,
And the commands of God.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #879

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 >

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First Line: Take heed, ye Christians, how ye hear
Title: Suffer the Word of Exhortation
Author: J. Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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