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A Birthday Hymn

I my Ebenezer raise

Author: John Fawcett
Published in 35 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I my Ebenezer raise
To my kind Redeemr's praise;
With a grateful heart I own
Hitherto thy help I've known.

2 I my all to thee resign;
Father, let thy will be mine;
May but all thy dealings prove
Fruits of thy paternal love.

3 Let my few remaining days
Be directed to thy praise;
So the last, the closing scene,
Shall be tranquil and serene.

4 To thy will I leave the rest;
Grant me but this one request--
Both in life and death to prove
Tokens of thy special love.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #726

Author: John Fawcett

An orphan at the age of twelve, John Fawcett (b. Lidget Green, Yorkshire, England, 1740; d. Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, 1817) became apprenticed to a tailor and was largely self-educated. He was converted by the preaching of George Whitefield at the age of sixteen and began preaching soon thereafter. In 1765 Fawcett was called to a small, poor, Baptist country church in Wainsgate, Yorkshire. Seven years later he received a call from the large and influential Carter's Lane Church in London, England. Fawcett accepted the call and preached his farewell sermon. The day of departure came, and his family's belongings were loaded on carts, but the distraught congregation begged him to stay. In Singers and Songs of the Church (1869), Josiah Miller te… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I my Ebenezer raise
Title: A Birthday Hymn
Author: John Fawcett
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d159

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #282

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #282

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d140

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #512

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A Selection of Hymns #DXII

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Baptist Hymn Book #a670

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d151

Hymns for Conference Meetings and Private Devotions #d64

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #644

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Hymns, Selected and Original #644

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Hymns #644

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Hymns #644

Select Hymns #d210

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Select Hymns #463

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d189

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The Baptist Hymn Book #658

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The Baptist Hymn Book #670

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The Baptist Psalmody #1089

The Church Hymn Book #d436

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d150

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #776

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The Psalmist #S101

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1230

The Village Hymn book #d117

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The Voice of Praise #726

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