Lord, shed a beam of heavenly day

Lord, shed a beam of heavenly day

Author: Joseph Hart
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 Lord! shed a beam of heavenly day
To melt this stubborn stone away:
Now thaw, with rays of love divine,
This heart--this frozen heart of mine.

2 The rocks can rend; the earth can quake;
The seas can roar; the mountains shake;
Of feeling all things show some sign,
But this unfeeling heart of mine.

3 To hear the sorrows thou hast felt,
What but an adamant would melt?
Goodness and wrath, in vain combine
To move this stupid heart of mine.

4 But One can yet perform the deed;
The One in all his grace I need;
Thy Spirit can from dross refine,
And melt this stubborn heart of mine.

5 Oh, Breath of Life, breathe on my soul!
On me let streams of mercy roll:
Now thaw with rays of love divine
This heart,--this frozen heart of mine.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #176

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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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #H.CCCXIIIPage Scan
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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #323Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #466Page Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #291Page Scan
The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d158
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The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #S38Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #986bPage Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d485
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Virginia Selection of Psalms #d286



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