For the Lord's Supper

What creatures beside, are favored like us

Author: Joseph Hart (1762)
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. What creatures beside
Are favoured like us!
Forgiven, supplied,
And banqueted thus,
By God our good Father,
Who gave us his Son;
And sent us to gather
His children in one?

2. Salvation’s of God,
The effect of free grace
Upon us bestowed
Before the world was.
God from everlasting
Be blest; and again,
Blest to everlasting,
Amen, and Amen.

Joseph Hart, Hymns Composed on Various Subjects, Supplement 1762, Hymn 20.

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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: What creatures beside, are favored like us
Title: For the Lord's Supper
Author: Joseph Hart (1762)
Publication Date: 1762
Copyright: Public Domain



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