Duties and Privileges

While sinners who presume to bear

Author: Thomas Gibbons
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 While sinners, who presume to bear
The christian's sacred name,
Throw up the reins to every lust,
And glory in their shame;

2 Ye saints preserv'd in Christ and call'd,
Detest their impious ways,
And on the basis of your faith
An heavenly temple raise.

3 Upon the spirit's promis'd aid
Depend from day to day,
And, while he breaths his quickening gale,
Adore, and praise nd pray,

4 Preserve unquench'd your love to God,
And let the flame arise,
And higher and still higher blaze,
'Till it ascends the skies

5 With a transporting joy expect
The grace your Lord shall give,
When all his saints shall from his hands
Their crowns of life receive.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCCLXXV

Author: Thomas Gibbons

Gibbons, Thomas, was born at Beak, near Newmarket, May 31, 1720; educated by Dr. Taylor, at Deptford; ordained in 1742, as assistant to the Rev. Mr. Bures, at Silver Street Chapel, London; and in 1743 became minister of the Independent Church, at Haberdashers' Hall, where he remained till his death, Feb. 22, 1785. In addition to his ministerial office he became, in 1754, tutor of the Dissenting Academy at Mile End, London; and, in 1759, Sunday evening lecturer at Monkwell Street. In 1760 the College at New Jersey, U.S., gave him the degree of M.A. and in 1764 that of Aberdeen the degree of D.D. His prose works were (1) Calvinism and Nonconformity defended, 1740; (2) Sermons on various subjects, 1762; (3) Rhetoric, 1767; (4) Female Worthies,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: While sinners who presume to bear
Title: Duties and Privileges
Author: Thomas Gibbons
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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