The evils that beset our path

The evils that beset our path

Author: John Newton
Published in 41 hymnals

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1 The evils that beset our path,
Who can prevent or cure?
We stand upon the brink of death,
When most we seem secure.

2 If we to-day sweet peace possess,
It soon must be withdrawn;
Some change may plunge us in distress,
Before to morrow's dawn.

3 Disease and pain invade our health,
And find an easy prey;
And oft, when least expected, wealth
Takes wings and lilies away.

4 Since sin has fill'd the world with woe,
And creatures fade and die;
Lord! wean our hearts from things below,
And fix our hopes on high!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #465

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #465Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #465Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #465TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d301
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #450Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #450Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #450Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #450Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #450Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #450Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCLXVIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #527Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #320Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #320Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #431Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #262Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #271Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #271Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #262Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #431Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #431Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, selected from Several Approved Authors, Recommended by the Baptist General Committee of Virginia #d178
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #527Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #527Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #79Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #503Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d208
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d195
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d389
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d429
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Christian Devotion, in Public and Private. 2nd ed. #d25
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d427
Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d256
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d391
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #1301Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #537Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d510
The New and Most Complete Collection of Camp, Social and Prayer Meeting Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use #229Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #431Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d221
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1223Page Scan



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