A friend there is, your voices join

A friend there is, your voices join

Author: Joseph Swain
Published in 24 hymnals

Author: Joseph Swain

Swain, Joseph, was born at Birmingham in 1761, and after being apprenticed to an engraver, removed to London. After a time he became a decided Christian, and being of an emotional poetic temperament, began to give expression to his new thoughts and feelings in hymns. In 1783 he was baptized by the Rev. Dr. Rippon, and in 1791 became minister of a Baptist congregation in East Street, Walworth. After a short but popular and very useful ministry, he died April 16, 1796 Swain published the following:— (1) A Collection of Poems on Several Occasions, London, 1781; (2) Redemption, a Poem in five Books, London, 1789; (3) Experimental Essays on Divine Subjects, London, 1791; (4) Walworth Hymns, by J. Swain, Pastor of the Baptist Church Meeting… Go to person page >

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First Line: A friend there is, your voices join
Author: Joseph Swain

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A Friend there is; your voices join. J. Swain. [Jesus the Friend.] Appeared as one of two hymns in his Experimental Essays on Divine Subjects, London, 1791, pp. 85-87, with the note "The two following pieces were occasioned by the death of an only son.” The second piece is:—"When Jesus, both of God and Man." In 1792 he included the former in his Walworth Hymns, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, and from thence it has passed iuto several collections, mainly those of the Baptists, but including also other Non-conforming bodies and a limited number in the Church of England. In America it is almost unknown. Original text, Lyra Britannica 1867, pp. 37—8. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Heart and Voice #d1

Heart and Voice: a New Collection of Sunday School Songs #d1

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #308

Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d1

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d1

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #H21

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S44

The Baptist Hymn and Praise Book #d2

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #198

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #175

The Devotional Hymn Book #d5

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #289

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1204

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d4

The Southern Psalmist #d2

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d3

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