The souls that would to Jesus press

Author: Joseph Hart
Published in 38 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The Souls that would to Jesus press
Must fix this firm and sure:
That Tribulation, more or less,
They must and shall endure.

2 From this there can be none exempt;
'Tis God's own wise Decree,
Satan the weakest Saint will tempt,
Nor is the strongest free.

3 The World opposes from without,
And Unbelief within;
We faint, we fear, we grieve, we doubt,
And feel the Load of Sin.

4 Glad Frames too often lift us up;
And then how proud we grow!
'Till sad Desertion makes us droop;
And down we sink as low.

5 Ten Thousand Baits the Foes prepares
To catch the wand'ring Heart;
And seldom do we see the Snares,
Before we feel the Smart.

6 But let not all this terrify,
Pursue the narrow Path;
Look to the Lord with stedfast Eye
And fight with Hell by Faith.

7 Tho' we are feeble, Christ is strong,
His Promises are true,
We shall be Conqu'rors all ere long,
And more than Conqu'rors too.

Source: The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CCLXXXI

Author: Joseph 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 souls that would to Jesus press
Title: Tribulation
Author: Joseph Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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