1. Ye Christians, hear the joyful news,
Death has received a deadly bruise.
Our Lord has made his empire fall:
And conquered him that conquered all.
Conquered, conquered, conquered, conquered, conquered
Him that conquered all.
2. Though doomed are all men once to die,
Yet we by faith death’s power defy.
We soon shall feel his bands unbound,
Awakened by the Archangel’s sound.
Wakened, wakened, wakened, wakened, wakened
By the Archangel’s sound.
3. The trump of God shall rend the rocks;
And open adamantine locks.
Come forth the dead from death’s dark dome;
And Jesus calls his ransomed home.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Calls his ransomed home.
4. Ye Sinners, timely warning take;
Turn to the Lord; your ways forsake;
And hope, through God ‘s almighty power,
The happy resurrection hour.
Happy, happy, happy, happy, happy
Joseph Hart, Hymns Composed on Various Subjects, Supplement 1762, Hymn 50.
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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 >