At Dismission

Representative Text

1. Dismiss us with thy blessing, Lord,
Help us to feed upon thy word.
All that has been amiss, forgive:
And let thy truth within us live.

2. Though we are guilty, thou art good;
Wash all our works in Jesus' blood.
Give every fettered soul release;
And bid us all depart in peace.

Hart, Joseph. 1759. Hymns, etc., Composed on Various Subjects. London: M. Lewis. Second Edition, 1769, Hymn LXXVIII, p. 216.

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 >

Tune

HEBRON (Mason)


OLD HUNDREDTH

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Instances

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The Colored Sacred Harp, Third Revised edition #67

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The Cyber Hymnal #10016

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