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Good Works

When filthy passions or unjust

Author: J. Hart
Tune: CROWLE
Published in 5 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 When filthy passions or unjust
Professors’ minds control;
When men give up the reins to lust,
And interest sways the whole;

2 Or when they seek themselves to please,
Decline each thorny road,
Indulge their sloth, consult their ease,
And slight the fear of God;

3 The faith is vain such men profess;
It comes not from above;
The righteous man does righteousness,
And true faith works by love.

4 [Men’s actions with their minds will suit;
By them the heart is viewed;
A tree that bears corrupted fruit,
Cannot be callèd good.]

5 The Christian seeks his brother’s good,
Sometimes beyond his own;
Or, if self-interest will intrude,
It does not reign alone.

6 Help us, dear Lord, to honour thee;
Let our good works abound;
Thou art that green, that fruitful tree;
From thee our fruit is found.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #851

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: When filthy passions or unjust
Title: Good Works
Author: J. Hart
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #10015
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The Cyber Hymnal #10015

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