Brethren, while we journey here

Brethren, while we journey here

Author: Joseph Swain
Published in 225 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Brethren, while we sojourn here,
Fight we must, but should not fear;
Foes we have, but we’ve a friend,
One that loves us to the end.
Forward then with courage go,
Long we shall not dwell below;
Soon the joyful news will come,
"Child, your Father calls—Come home!"

2 In the way a thousand snares
Lie, to take us unawares;
Satan, with malicious art,
Watches each unguarded part:
But, from Satan’s malice free,
Saints shall soon victorious be;
Soon the joyful news will come,
"Child, your Father calls—Come home!"

3 But, of all the foes we meet,
None so oft mislead our feet,
None betray us into sin,
Like the foes that dwell within.
Yet let nothing spoil your peace,
Christ will also conquer these;
Then the joyful news will come,
"Child, your Father calls—Come home!"

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12093

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Brethren, while we journey here
Author: Joseph Swain
Refrain First Line: We're a band of pilgrims

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #12093
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #426
The Cyber Hymnal #12093TextScoreAudio
Include 223 pre-1979 instances
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