Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

How many and great are the foes which infest

How many and great are the foes which infest

Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 How many and great are the foes which infest
The way through this world to the Canaan of rest?
The traveler ever his Lord would obey,
Yet oft is discouraged because of the way.

2 Though Satan, the world, and corruptions combine,
And try to prevent the poor Pilgrim's design;
They cannot destroy, though they often betray,
And make him discouraged because of the way.

3 When good he would do, imperfections abound,
His graces are weak, and temptations surround;
For many turn back, and would lead him astray,
Which makes him discouraged because of the way.

4 Yet why should the Christian of Canaan despair,
Perplexed or alarmed with dishonoring fear?
Let him but his map and his leader obey,
Nor more be discouraged because of the way.

5 In Christ inexhaustible treasures are stored,
And Jesus will suitable blessings afford;
Then why should the Pilgrim be filled with dismay?
Or why be discouraged because of the way?

6 Unquenchable love and omnipotent power,
Will land him ere long on the heavenly shore;
There pleasure eternal will amply repay
For all the discouragements found in the way.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Text Information

First Line: How many and great are the foes which infest
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Language: English

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
Page Scan

A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #379

Page Scan

Evangelical Hymns #487

Page Scan

Hymns of the Church Militant #416

TextPage Scan

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #CCVI

TextPage Scan

The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CCVI

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements