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Who hath despised the day of small things?

The Lord that made both heaven and earth

Author: J. Hart
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The Lord that made both heaven and earth,
And was himself made man,
Lay in the womb, before his birth,
Contracted to a span.

2 Behold, from what beginnings small
Our great salvation rose;
The strength of God is owned by all;
But who his weakness knows?

3 Let not the strong the weak despise;
Their faith, though small, is true;
Though low they seem in others’ eyes,
Their Saviour seemed so too.

4 Nor meanly of the tempted think;
For O what tongue can tell
How low the Lord of life must sink,
Before he vanquished hell?

5 As in the days of flesh he grew
In wisdom, stature, grace,
So in the soul that’s born anew,
He keeps a gradual pace.

6 No less almighty at his birth,
Than on his throne supreme;
His shoulders held up heaven and earth,
When Mary held up him.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #709

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: The Lord that made both heaven and earth
Title: Who hath despised the day of small things?
Author: J. Hart
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Collection of Hymns, in which are some never before printed #LXXIX

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #709

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #276

Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d240

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The Christian's Duty #CCLXXVI

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The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns #CCLXXVI

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