1. Uprising from the darksome tomb,
See the victorious Jesus come!
The almighty prisoner quits the prison:
And angels tell, the Lord is risen.
Angels, angels, angels, angels, angels tell
The Lord is risen.
2. Ye guilty souls, that groan and grieve,
Hear the glad tidings; hear and live.
God’s righteous law is satisfied:
And justice now is on your side.
Justice, justice, justice, justice, justice now
Is on your side.
3. Your surety, thus released by God,
Pleads the rich ransom of his blood.
No new demand, no bar remains;
But mercy now triumphant reigns.
Mercy, mercy, mercy, mercy, mercy now
4. Believers, hail your rising head,
The first-begotten from the dead.
Your resurrection’s sure, through his,
To endless life, and boundless bliss.
Endless, endless, endless, endless, endless life
And boundless bliss.
Joseph Hart, Hymns Composed on Various Subjects, Supplement 1762, Hymn 34.
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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