When filthy passions or unjust

When filthy passions or unjust

Author: J. Hart
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1 When filthy passions, or unjust,
Professors’ minds control,
When men give up the reins to lust,
And interest sways the whole;

2 Or when they seek themselves to please,
Decline each thorny road,
Indulge their sloth, consult their ease,
And slight the fear of God.

3 The faith is vain such men profess,
It comes not from above;
The righteous man doth righteousness,
And true faith works by love.

4 Men’s actions with their minds will suit,
By them the heart is viewed,
A tree that bears corrupted fruit,
Cannot be callèd good.

5 The Christian seeks his brother’s good,
Sometimes beyond his own;
Or, if self interest will intrude,
It does not reign alone.

6 Help us, dear Lord, to honor Thee,
Let our good works abound:
Thou art that green, that faithful tree,
From Thee our fruit is found.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10015

Author: J. 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: When filthy passions or unjust
Author: J. Hart
Publication Date: 1822
Copyright: Public Domain


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