Joseph Hart

Joseph Hart (1712-1768) was an English Independent Sovereign Grace preacher and hymn writer. In 1759, he was appointed pastor of the church meeting in Jewin Street, London. He served in this position for nine years, ending with his death in 1768.

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    The Life And Death Of Joseph Hart

    This worthy minister was born in London in the year 1712. He w'rites concerning himself, “As I had the happiness of being born of believing parents, I imbibed the sound doctrines of the gospel from my infancy; nor was I without touches of heart, checks of conscience, and meltings of affection, by the secret strivings of God’s Spirit with me while very young: but, the impressions were not deep, nor the influences lasting, being frequently defaced and quenched by the vanities and vices of childhood and youth. About the twenty-first year of my age, I began to be under great anxiety concerning my soul. The spirit of bondage distressed me sore; though I endeavoured to commend myself to God’s favour by amendment of life, virtuous…

  • • Salvation and Sovereign Grace,  Joseph Hart

    God’s Mercy Is Forever Sure

    1 Timothy 1:12-17: "And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Now unto the King…

  • • Gracious Covenant and Election,  Joseph Hart

    What Makes Mistaken Men Afraid

    Revelation 3:14-21: "And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the…

  • • Death and Heaven,  Joseph Hart

    View The Dead With Steady Eyes

    1 Corinthians 15:50-57: "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O…

  • • Fruit of the Spirit,  Joseph Hart

    Repent, Awakened Souls

    Romans 5:6-10: "For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life."