Blessedness of Instructing the Young

Delightful work, young souls to win

Author: Joseph Straphan
Tune: SILOAM (Woodbury)
Published in 31 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Delightful work! young souls to win,
And turn the rising race
From the deceitful paths of sin,
To seek redeeming grace.

2 Children our kind protection claim,
And God will well approve
When infants learn to lisp his name,
And their Redeemer love.

3 Be ours the bliss, in wisdom's way
To guide untutored youth,
And show the mind which went astray
The Way, the Life, the Truth.

4 Almighty God, thine influence shed,
To aid this blest design;
The honors of thy name be spread,
And all the glory thine.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #648

Author: Joseph Straphan

Straphan, Joseph. This author contributed 3 hymns to Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1787 (see p. 149, i.), viz.:—(1) "Blest is the man whose heart expands" (Education of the Young, (2) "On wings of faith mount up, my soul, and rise" (Heaven anticipated); and (3) "Our Father, Whose eternal sway" (Divine Worship). From No. 1 two centos have been taken:—(1) "Blest work the youthful mind to win," in several collections in Great Britain; and (2), "Delightful work, young souls to win," in use in America. Straphan's birth is given as 1757. From a hymn in the Gospel Magazine, we find that he resided at that time at Hanley. Further details are wanting. [Rev. W. R. Stephenson] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (190… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Delightful work, young souls to win
Title: Blessedness of Instructing the Young
Author: Joseph Straphan
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #1007

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d161

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #715

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #715

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #427

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #670

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #877

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #877

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #91

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #91

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d111

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #1007

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d243

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #324

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New Hymn and Tune book #95f

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New Hymn and Tune Book #95f

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #489

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Sunday-School Hymns #346

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d142

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The Congregational Hymn Book #911

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The Devotional Chimes #185c

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d147

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The Heart and Voice #113c

The Lesser Hymnal #d62

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The Melodeon #103

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #356

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #648

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #739

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The Tribute of Praise #739

The Vestry Hymn Book #d97

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