The Resurrection

The praise of Christ, ye Christians, sound

Author: J. Hart
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The praise of Christ, ye Christians, sound;
His mighty acts be told;
Death has received a deadly wound;
He takes, but cannot hold.

2 [Clipped are the greedy vulture’s claws;
No more we dread his power;
He gapes with adamantine jaws,
And grins, but can’t devour.]

3 Believers in their darksome graves
Shall start, to light restored;
Forsake their monumental caves,
And mount to meet the Lord.

4 Not long in ground the dying grain
Is hid, or lies forlorn;
But soon revives, and springs again,
And comes to standing corn.

5 So, waking from the womb of earth,
Where Christ has lain before,
And bursting to a better birth,
We rise to die no more.

6 The wicked, too, shall rise again,
The difference will be this:
They rise to everlasting pain,
And saints to endless bliss.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #845

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 praise of Christ, ye Christians, sound
Title: The Resurrection
Author: J. Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #845

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