How Good Is the God We Adore

This God is the God we adore

Author: J. Hart
Tune: CELESTE
Published in 245 hymnals

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1 How good is the God we adore!
Our faithful, unchangeable friend:
his love is as great as his pow'r
and knows neither knows measure nor end.

2 For Christ is the first and the last;
his Spirit will guide us safe home;
we'll praise him for all that is past
and trust him for all that's to come.

Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #293

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: This God is the God we adore
Title: How Good Is the God We Adore
Author: J. Hart
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Hymns Composed on Various Subjects, 1759
Language: English
Notes: Hart's original version began, 'No prophet, nor dreamer of dreams.'
Copyright: Public Domain

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An Nou Chanté! : Let's Sing! #4

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #318

Church Family Worship #84

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Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #464

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #293

Complete Mission Praise #244

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #277a

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #277b

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #450

Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #481

Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #217

Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #41

Singing the Faith #67

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The Cyber Hymnal #5506

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Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #220a

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Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #220b

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