Fear of God

Happy beyond description he Who fears the Lord his God

Author: John Needham
Published in 26 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Happy beyond description he
Who fears the Lord his God;
Who hears his threats with holy awe,
And trembles at his rod.

2 Fear, sacred passion, ever dwells
With it's far partner love;
Blending their beauties, both proclaim
Their source is from above.

3 Let terrors fright the unwilling slave,
The child with joy appears;
Cheerful he does his father's will,
And loves as much as fears.

4 Let but thy fear, most holy God!
Possess this soul of mine,
Then shall I worship thee aright,
And taste thy joys divine.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCXXVII

Author: John Needham

Needham, John, was the son of John Needham, Baptist Minister, of Hitchin, Herts, but the date of his birth is unknown. He would doubtless be educated by his father, who was a tutor and in repute as a learned man. In 1750 Needham became co-pastor with John Beddome at the Baptist meetinghouse in the Pithay, Bristol; but, two years later, Beddome having retired through age, a violent controversy arose in the Church with regard to a continuance of the plan of co-pastorship. As the result, Needham and a number of his friends removed to a Baptist meetinghouse in Callowhill Street, where a Mr. Foot was pastor. For a time the two societies used the same builing at different hours, but in 1755 they were united, with Mr. Needham and Mr. Foot as co-pa… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Happy beyond description he Who fears the Lord his God
Title: Fear of God
Author: John Needham
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 26 of 26)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d265

A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d66

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d62

A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d180

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #164

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #160

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CXXXV

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CXXXV

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms & Hymns. 2nd Baltimore ed. #aCCXXVII

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #227

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d224

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A Selection of Hymns #CCXXVII

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Baptist Hymn Book #a292

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Hymns for Christian Melody #448

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Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #84

Supplement to Watts #d168

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d55

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d208

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The Baptist Hymn Book #292

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The Choice #H200

The Choice #H200

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #945

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