John Bunyan

John Bunyan
John Bunyan
Short Name: John Bunyan
Full Name: Bunyan, John, 1628-1688
Birth Year: 1628
Death Year: 1688

Bunyan, John. This great allegorist cannot be included amongst hymn writers, except on the ground that the piece, “He that is down needs fear no fall," from pt. ii. of his Pilgrim's Progress, 1684, is given in a limited number of hymnals. The son of a mechanic, he was born at Elstow, 1628; was a Baptist minister at Bedford; and died in London, Aug. 1688.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Bunyan, John, p. 193, ii. Another piece by him is "Valiant's song" in the Pilgrim's Progress, pt. ii., 1684 (2nd edition 1686, p. 177). There, and in E. P. Hood's Our Hymn Book1873, no. 398, it begins "Who would true valour see" (A Pilgrim's Song). In the English Hymnal, 1906, No. 402, it is partly rewritten, and begins "He who would valiant be." [Rev. James Mearns. M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Texts by John Bunyan (16)sort descendingAsInstances
Blest be the day that I beganJohn Bunyan, 1628-88 (Author)2
He that is down needs fear no fallBunyan (Author)14
He who would valiant beJohn Bunyan (Author)114
Heir of the Savior, a crown and a throneJohn Bunyan (Author)2
ReadingsJohn Bunyan ()1
I'm happy, I'm happy, O wondrous accountBunyan (Author)1
Jesu deine Liebe, und ganz suesse TriebeJohn Bunyan (Author)2
Let the most blessed be my guideJohn Bunyan (Author)2
My little bird how canst thou sitJohn Bunyan (Author)2
This homely bush doth to mine eyes exposeJohn Bunyan (Author)2
Wenn uns're Augen schon sich schliessenJohn Bunyan (Author)9
Wer fein niedrig einher schleichtJohn Bunyan (Author)1
When Adam was deceivedJohn Bunyan (Author)2
PrayersJohn Bunyan (Author)1
Who honors courage here, who fights the devilJ. Bunyan (1628-1688) (Author)1
Whoever true kindness would find should come hereJ. Bunyan (First and last verses adapted from)2

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