For the Lord's Supper

The tender mercies of the Lord

Author: J. Hart
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The tender mercies of the Lord
On those that fear his name,
For every thankful tongue afford
An everlasting theme.

2 [He pities all that feel his fear,
When wounded, pained or weak;
As tender mothers grieve to hear
Their infants moan when sick.]

3 He to the needy and the faint
His mighty aid makes known;
And, when their languid life is spent,
Supplies it with his own.

4 The body in his bounty shares,
Sustained with corn and wine;
But for the soul himself prepares
A banquet more divine.

5 By faith received, his flesh and blood
Shall life eternal give;
For he that eats immortal food,
Immortally must live.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #828

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 tender mercies of the Lord
Title: For the Lord's Supper
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) #828

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