At Jacob's well a stranger sought

At Jacob's well a stranger sought

Author: Helen E. Brown; Author: Joseph Grigg
Published in 36 hymnals

Author: Helen E. Brown

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Author: Joseph Grigg

Grigg, Joseph, was born in 1728, according to the D. Sedgwick’s Manuscript," but this date seems to be some six or eight years too late. He was the son of poor parents and was brought up to mechanical pursuits. In 1743 he forsook his trade and became assistant minister to the Rev. Thomas Bures, of the Presbyterian Church, Silver Street, London. On the death of Mr. Bures in 1747, he retired from the ministry, and, marrying a lady of property, look up his residence at St. Albans. He died at Walthamstow, Essex, Oct. 29, 1768. As a hymnwriter Grigg is chiefly known by two of his hymns, "Behold a stranger at the door"; and "Jesus, and can it ever be?" His hymnwriting began, it is said, at ten years of age. His published works of various kinds… Go to person page >

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First Line: At Jacob's well a stranger sought
Author: Helen E. Brown
Author: Joseph Grigg


There is disagreement about the authorship of this text. The DNAH information claims the author is Helen E. Brown, however, later information points to Joseph Grigg as author. ======================= At Jacob's well a stranger sought. [Christ at the Well.] In Dunderdale's Psalms & Hymns, 1817, No. 260; and also in the Supplement to the Evangelistic Magazine, Dec. 1820, p. 574, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. In both instances it is Anon. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d74

Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d16

Hymns and Spiritual Songs with Choruses Affixed; as Usually Sung at Camp-Meetings. 24th ed. #d13

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Hymns of the Advent #251

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Hymns of the Morning: Designed for the use of God's People #251

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #26

Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d13

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d13

The Book of Worship #d32

The Christian Psalmist #d39

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d24

The Church Hymn Book #d61

The Hymnist: Heart Hymns and Home Melodies #d14

The Millennial Harp #d34

The Millennial Harp #d22

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d26

The Singer's Choice #d20

The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d12

The Songs of Zion: or, the Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists. 2nd ed. #d12

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d30

Village Hymns #d42

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