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Christ, the Believer's Surety

What slavish fears molest my mind

Author: J. Hart
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 What slavish fears molest my mind,
And vex my sickly soul!
How is it, Lord, that thou art kind,
And yet I am not whole?

2 [Ah! why should unbelief and pride,
With all their hellish train,
Still in my ransomed soul abide,
And give me all this pain?

3 Thy word is past, thy promise made;
With power it came from heaven;
“Cheer up, desponding soul,” it said,
“Thy sins are all forgiven.

4 “Behold, I make thy cause my own;
I bought thee with my blood;
Thy wicked works on me be thrown,
And I will work thy good.

5 “I am thy God, thy Guide till death,
Thy everlasting Friend;
On me for love, for works, for faith,
On me for all depend.”]

6 Thy blood, dear Lord, has brought my peace,
And paid the heavy debt;
Has given a fair and full release,
But I’m in prison yet.

7 Unjustly now these foes of mine
Their devilish hate pursue;
They made my Surety pay the fine,
Yet plague the prisoner too.

8 What right can my tormentors plead,
That I should not be free?
Here’s an amazing change indeed!
Justice is now for me.

9 Lord, break these bars that thus confine,
These chains that gall me so;
Say to that ugly gaoler, Sin,
“Loose him, and let him go.”

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #151

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: What slavish fears molest my mind
Title: Christ, the Believer's Surety
Author: J. Hart
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #151

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Hymns for Social Worship #50

Hymns, etc. composed on various subjects #26

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Hymns, etc. #25

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Hymns #26

Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d288

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The Baptist Hymn Book #711

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