The Fear of the Lord

The men that fear the Lord

Author: J. Hart
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The men that fear the Lord,
In every state are blest;
The Lord will grant whate’er they want;
Their souls shall dwell at rest.

2 [His secrets they shall share,
His covenant shall learn;
Guided by grace, shall walk his ways,
And heavenly truths discern.]

3 [He pities all their griefs;
When sinking, makes them swim;
He dries their tears, relieves their fears,
And bids them trust in him.]

4 In his remembrance-book
The Saviour sets them down,
Accounting each a jewel rich,
And calls them all his own.

5 This fear’s the spirit of faith,
A confidence that’s strong;
An unctuous light to all that’s right,
A bar to all that’s wrong.

6 It gives religion life
To warm, as well as light;
Makes mercy sweet, salvation great,
And all God’s judgments right.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #832

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 men that fear the Lord
Title: The Fear of the Lord
Author: J. Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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