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Come saints and sinners, now behold

Come saints and sinners, now behold

Author: John Leland
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: John Leland

Leland, John, an American Baptist minister, was born at Grafton, Massachusetts, on May 15th, 1754, and began to preach at the age of 20. From 1776 to 1790 he was in Virginia, and thereafter in Massachusetts, mostly at Cheshire. He died Jan. 14, 1841. His Sermons, Addresses, Essays and Autobiography were published by his niece, Miss L. F. Greene, at Lanesboro, Massachusetts, in 1845. His influence seems to have been equalled by his peculiarities. We hear of his "restless activity and roving disposition"; his "mad devotion to politics," wherein he had much local and temporary weight; his "ready wit and endless eccentricities;" as also of his high character. Of the hymns which have been ascribed to him, some on doubtful authority, the followin… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come saints and sinners, now behold
Author: John Leland

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #355

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d75

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The Latest Collection of Original and Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #214

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #199

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