As thy day, thy strength shall be

Afflicted soul, to Jesus dear thy Savior's

Author: John Fawcett
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: John Fawcett

Fawcett, John, D.D., was born Jan. 6, 1739 or 1740, at Lidget Green, near Bradford, Yorks. Converted at the age of sixteen under the ministry of G. Whitefield, he at first joined the Methodists, but three years later united with the Baptist Church at Bradford. Having begun to preach he was, in 1765, ordained Baptist minister at Wainsgate, near Hebden Bridge, Yorks. In 1772 he was invited to London, to succeed the celebrated Dr. J. Gill, as pastor of Carter's Lane; the invitation had been formally accepted, the farewell sermon at Wainsgate had been preached and the wagons loaded with his goods for removal, when the love and tears of his attached people prevailed and he decided to remain. In 1777 a new chapel was built for him at Hebden Bridg… Go to person page >

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First Line: Afflicted soul, to Jesus dear thy Savior's
Title: As thy day, thy strength shall be
Author: John Fawcett

Notes

Afflicted soul, to Jesus dear. J. Fawcett. [Support in Affliction.] First published in his Hymns adapted to the circumstances of Public and Private Devotions, 1782, No. 13, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. In its original form it is rarely found in common use. An altered and abbreviated form, beginning "Afflicted Saint, to Christ draw near," was given by Rippon in his Baptist Selections, 1787, in 6 stanzas, and later editions. This was repeated by Cotterill in his Selections, 1810, No. 50, and again in the 8th edition 1819, No. 165, in 5 stanzas, representing st. i., iii., v., vi. and vii. of the original. This is the arrangement which has come into common use in Great Britain and America, sometimes as Afflicted Saint, to God,” &c. Orig. text in Lyra Brittanica 1867, p. 225.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)




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