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The God, that first us chose

The God, that first us chose

Author: J. Hart
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 The God that first us chose,
The eternal Father, praise;
What wondrous bounties he bestows;
And by what wondrous ways!

2 His creatures all are filled
By him with proper food;
But O! he gives to every child
His Son’s own flesh and blood.

3 Here hungry souls appear,
And eat celestial bread;
The needy beggar banquets here,
With royal dainties fed.

4 Here thirsty souls approach,
And drink immortal wine:
The entertainment is for such,
Prepared by grace divine.

5 [God bids us bring no price;
The feast is furnished free;
His bounteous hand the poor supplies,
And who more poor than we?

6 His Spirit from above
The Father sends us down,
And looks with everlasting love
On all that love the Son.]

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #831

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: The God, that first us chose
Author: J. Hart
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #831

Hymns, etc. composed on various subjects #130

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Hymns, etc. #S19

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Hymns #130

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