Mercy is welcome news indeed

Mercy is welcome news indeed

Author: Joseph Hart
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 Mercy is welcome news indeed,
To those that guilty stand:
Wretches that feel what help they need,
Will bless the helping hand.

2 Who rightly would his alms dispose,
Must give them to the poor:
None but the wounded patient knows
That comfort of his cure.

3 We all have sinned against our God:
Exception none can boast:
But he that feels the heaviest load,
Will prize forgiveness most.

4 No reckoning can we rightly keep;
For who the sums can know?
Some souls are fifty pieces deep;
And some five hundred owe.

5 But let our debts be what they may,
However great, or small;
As soon as we have naught to pay,
Our Lord forgives us all.

6 'Tis perfect poverty alone,
That sets the soul at large;
While we can call one mite our own,
We have no full discharge.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

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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Author: Joseph Hart
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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d497
A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d138
A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d163
A Collection of Hymns, intended for the use of the citizens of Zion, whose privilege it is to sing the high praises of God, while passing through the wilderness, to their glorious inheritance above. #120Page Scan
A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #269Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #462bPage Scan
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #847Page Scan
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #178Page Scan
Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: selected from various authors; and published by a Committee of the Convention of the churches, believing in the restitution of all men... #151Page Scan
Hymns: composed on various subjects (4th ed., Rev. and Corr.) #51Page Scan
Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d166
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #387Page Scan
The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #CLXXVIIIPage Scan
The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CLXXVIIITextPage Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d362
The Young Convert's Companion: Being a Collection of Hymns for the Use of Conference Meetings #d73



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