Blest be the day that I began

Blest be the day that I began

Author: John Bunyan, 1628-88
Tune: TIVERTON (Grigg)
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Author: John Bunyan, 1628-88

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)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Blest be the day that I began
Author: John Bunyan, 1628-88
Source: from 'The Pilgrim's Progress'
Publication Date: 1967
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1967.



Rippon credited this tune to "Rev. F. J. Grigg (d. 1768). This may refer to Joseph Grigg who died in 1768. However, it is also possible the tune was composed by Jacob Grigg, who was born in 1769 and was a fellow student with John Rippon at the Bristol Baptist College. It is also credited to Thomas G…

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The Cambridge Hymnal #10

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