Great High Priest, we view thee stooping

Author: Joseph Hart
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1 Great high priest we view the stooping
With our names upon thy breast;
In the garden groaning, drooping,
To the ground, with sorrow pressed.

2 Weeping angels stood confounded,
To behold their maker thus:
And can we remain unwounded,
When we know 'twas all for us?

3 On the cross thy body broken,
Cancels every penal tie,
Tempted souls produce the token,
All demands to satisfy.

4 All is finished, do not doubt it,
But believe your dying Lord,
Never reason more about it,
Only take him at his word.

5 Lord we fain would trust thee solely,
'Twas for us thy blood was spilt;
Praised bridegroom, take us wholly,
Take and make us what thou wilt.

6 Thou hast borne the bitter sentence
Past on man's devoted race;
True belief and true repentance,
Are thy gifts, thou God of grace.

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians 1800

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: Great High Priest, we view thee stooping
Title: Gethsemane
Author: Joseph Hart
Language: English



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