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Joseph Hart (1712-1768)

Historical

January 2012
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Joseph Hart (1712-1768)

Joseph Hart (1712-1768) Joseph Hart was born in London 300 years ago. He became a pastor and hymn-writer, his most notable hymns being ‘Come ye sinners, poor and wretched’, ‘A Man there is, a real Man’, and ‘How good is the God we adore’. Having parents who were Calvinistic Independents, ‘I imbibed’, says Hart,…

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Christian Worship (hymn book)

The two volumes, words-only (coloured red) and music-only (green), both contain the same preface by the publishing committee and foreword by Vernon Higham. The aim is to provide a ‘traditional hymnbook in a contemporary form’ to serve ‘traditional evangelical churches’. An idea of what is meant by ‘traditional evangelical churches’ can be obtained by…

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Christian Hymns MP3s

Update September 2020: These MP3s are now only available in an App. For Apple, download here. For Android, download here.   The production of an MP3 version of Christian hymns provides a valuable resource. It also has potential for use with other hymn books, since many of the tunes are found in a wide…

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The Dawn of Heaven Breaks: Anticipating Eternity

How often do you think about heaven? Eternity is an enduring reality for the believer but, because we love life and our earthly existence, we seldom take time to meditate on heaven. Yet we must! This book by Sharon James helps us anticipate eternity and encourages us to tune our hearts to that blessed…

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July 2002
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The new Christian Hymns

According to the Lord Jesus Christ a well-informed Christian teacher ‘brings out of his treasure things new and old’ (Matthew 13:52). The difficulty comes in determining what should be retained that is old and what should be introduced that is new. When composing a hymnbook for the worship of Almighty God opinions will differ…

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March 1998
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Isaac Watts

Two hundred and fifty years ago, in November 1748, Isaac Watts was called to his eternal rest. He left behind some 600 hymns, many of them paraphrases of the Psalms and other portions of Scripture, but all written in the language of the new covenant and explicitly bringing the person and work of Christ…

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March 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The language of faith … and a personal response.

This article is a response to The language of faith, a personal view Dear Stuart, That our preaching should be as lucid as possible is not the issue, nor that there are certain archaic expressions in a few verses of some hymns as well as in some verses of the Authorized Version. You quote…

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