The moon and stars shall lose their light

The moon and stars shall lose their light

Author: J. Hart
Tune: LLEF
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The moon and stars shall lose their light.
The sun shall sink in endless night;
Both heav’n and earth shall pass away;
The works of nature all decay:

2 But they that in the Lord confide,
And shelter in His wounded side:
Shall see the danger overpast—
Stand every storm, and live at last.

3 What Christ has said must be fulfilled—
On this firm rock believers build;
His word shall stand, His truth prevail,
And not one jot or tittle fail.

4 His word is this (poor sinners, hear)
"Believe on Me, and banish fear;
Cease from your own works, bad or good,
And wash your garments in My blood."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13112

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 moon and stars shall lose their light
Author: J. Hart
Source: Hymns Composed on Various Subjects, 1759
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Griffith Hugh Jones (b. Ty Du, Llanberis, Wales, 1849; d. Rhiwddolion, Wales, 1919) composed LLEF in memory of his brother, Rev. D. H. Jones, and the tune was first sung (prior to publication) at a Cymanfa, a Welsh song festival. LLEF was first published in David Jenkins's Gemau Mawl (1890). The hau…

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The Cyber Hymnal #13112

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